Saturday, March 21, 2009

Just for fun.

i recently stumbled upon the Bit of Whimsy Dolls website. i really love the originality, and simplicity in these dolls. i knew i had to make something similar for Sage. It has been so long since i've sewn, that i wanted to start with something basic so i decided to make an owl inspired by the ones i had seen at the Bit of Whimsy etsy shop.

Sage immediately claimed it. She carries it everywhere with her and just adores it. As soon as Sequoia saw it he asked for one in blue. :)

i decided to tweak the pattern a bit for this one. Although the wings on the first one are just appliqued on, i wanted real wings on this one. i thought they would look better, and i really hate to applique' and find just sewing the wings to be much easier. The feet are made with a thick felt, and i am really happy with how they turned out. Sequoia is really thrilled with his owl too.

i enjoyed making the owls so much that i decided to try making a doll or two. i can never just make one of anything. The faces on these are felt, the eyes are buttons and the mouth is embroidered, although it's hard to see in the pictures. They turned out okay, although not nearly as cute as the ones on the Bit of Whimsy site. hee hee. Sage adores them anyway.

She has claimed them all.

Stitching these up has really inspired me to start making rag dolls again. i started one yesterday and have the doll itself finished, i need to give her a face and sew up some clothing. i'm really excited to sew dolls again, it's one of those things i have always enjoyed. i just need a bit of inspiration to get back into it.


  1. These dolls are awesome to make, aren't they? I have quite a few of Sarah's patterns and her instructions are incredible, especially for new sewers. Love your owls!

  2. Yes, i love her dolls! i've been eying the goat/sheep patterns, but need to find myself some terrycloth or textured fabrics before i attempt one. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Oh my! All these handmade things are so wonderful!