I have been sewing like a whirling dervish. Ever since I got accepted into the Spring Quilt market I have been busy sewing samples to take with me. I thought it might all be a bit dull and boring to share, but then again I guess not everyone has been hanging out here since that ark ran aground so maybe not.
Did you know that the Kinder girls was my very pattern? In fact, it was the kinder dolls that made me open an Etsy shop and start on this whole crazy adventure. The Kinder girls are still one of my most popular patterns.
I usually make them with doctors flannel but these guys are made with linen and I think they look pretty awesome. I did most of this sewing last weekend at sewjourn and just added their faces this week.
There is a bit of handsewing in this pattern, the head and arms are handsewn on. A veeery long time ago (like over 21yrs) when I was pregnant with Jemma, I made her two rag dolls. Once she was big enough to play with them, their arms ripped of, but not only did they rip off , they ripped right across the bodies. I thought at that time if I ever made more dolls I would hand sew the arms on so they could come off without wrecking the whole doll. (I never thought in a million years I would end up designing sewing patterns.)
I can’t imagine how many variations on these dolls I have made over the last few years. If you have a look in my Flickr thingo, you’ll see a few of them. One of my favourites was the little cowboy.
My all time favourite accessories has to be the coat and although I usually gravitate towards red, this little girl below in her gorgeous Liberty frock, needed an olive green coat.
Have you ever made a kinder girl or kinder boy? You can add them to the Flickr pool thingo if you like or send me a photo and I’ll add it for you.
Each of these little people have been given a kiss on the nose and packed gently into the tub labelled “Portland”.
(It has air holes, don’t worry)