Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doodled Handkerchief Doll-April Mystery Box Challenge

Challenge Accepted!

My friends over at I Love to Create asked if I was up to the April Mystery Box challenge and you bet  accepted no questions asked! I love playing with their products and couldn't wait to see what I had to create with! 

Photo courtesy of Margie Higuchi

This fabulous assortment of products came in my mail box and I couldn't wait to play with it! (In fact so much I didn't snap a quick "before" photo! Thanks Margie for coming to my rescue!) I was excited to play with the Tulip Fabric Markers and inside our package was a plain cotton handkerchief. 

When I was younger, I remembered having a hankie (or a cloth napkin if we were at a restaurant,) turned into a doll to keep my sister and I amused when there was a long wait. The dolls were put together with very little effort, and kept us amused for quite some time, first with the "creating process" and then using our imaginations to play with our babies.  I thought it would be fun to recreate a doodled version of my childhood memory.

 To add some color and fun to the plain white of the cotton cloth, I started with some doodling around the hem of the hankie, before I tied her into doll shape. 

After doodling, I created her head by stuffing it with a few inches of cotton batting and tying it off with ribbon. I knotted the top hem around her "neck" to create her arms/shoulders, then drew on a simple face. 

I love how she turned out and how little time it took. From beginning doodle to finishing touch she took less than 20 minutes! I can't wait to make more! This sweet baby is going to find it's way into a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child and I'm sure she will be joined by more than a few sisters and brothers as well!

Thanks I Love to Create! I had so much fun recreating a childhood memory!!!

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1 comment:

  1. What a sweet story of your past. Loved how easy and cute this doll turned out! Perfect for the SHoeBox project <3


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