Saturday, December 26, 2009

handmade holiday 2009 :: the dolls


i spent most of my handmade holiday crafting time working on new little friend's for harper and esme. they have been affectionately named sarah and ollie. i used this pattern for esme's doll, and this pattern for harper's doll.

then i decided on a whim to make them each a papoose to carry their new dolls. i wanted something that they would be able to easily get on and off all by themselves. they were pretty easy to make, though i would likely do a dozen things differently next time- making the exterior pocket bigger would be number one. dollies need lots of extra stuff on outings, i am told!


i will be back next week to share more of our handmade holiday with you!
happy weekend, friends!

7 comments:

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You are a terrific mom what adorable dolls and I love their carriers:) Hugs Darcy

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I just love those dolls and those carriers!! Beautiful!

heather jane said...

The carriers are a great idea. I made Olive for my niece and it was great fun. I would like to make some for my girls, too, but they have so many dolls, that I'm not sure it would be worth it. The papoose idea is great, though! They certainly have enough friends to carry around!

Beth said...

Darling dolls, and a great idea with the papoose. I love dolls in their own carriers.

Beth

Marietta said...

first time visitor - first time poster :)

you have made so many lovely things for your kids...gives one many ideas.
Was there a pattern for the papoose or did you just make it up on the fly?
thanks!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

welcome marietta! thank you for your kind comment :)

i just kind of winged the little papoose carriers. i will happily share details once i fix a few things that i am not loving about the current carriers.

xo,
erika

amy said...

May I ask if the papoose carriers were inspired by Fig&Me?
The dolls are precious.