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Dolly Dolly

This is another project I dug out of the needlework stash this spring. I got her with a bag of quilting fabric. In the 1970s and 1980s, you could purchase printed fabric panels with images to cut out and stuff; Cranston made all sorts. In fact, I discovered that you can still find them on E-bay, if you are interested in making one of your own. I decided to dress this baby doll up with scraps of lace and ribbon and a bit of sparkly embroidery. I took Dolly over to show my mom, and she immediately fell in love! She now resides on her bed, in a place of honor...

I hand sewed and embroidered both the front

and back before cutting her out and sewing her together. Because these kinds of stuffed dolls are made very simply, you can embellish a lot or a little, as you wish. In 1976, Mom made a simple one for my daughter, that could easily be washed and dried again and again...

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