Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Can you show my mom how to make those?"

I was doing some Uglydoll research for a project a friend had inquired about. I left the window open and my 5 year old son was in love with what he saw. He wanted to buy one, but they are very expensive for what they are. I offered to make him one and he was delighted. He chose the body shape and the face design that he liked and I set to work on it today. Luckily I had everything on hand to make this for him, just how he wanted it. What are the odds?  Together we drafted the pattern and traced it onto the black fleece. While he was at school I hand stitched the face in place and machine stitched the mouth.

The sun washed this picture out.

These colors are more accurate.  I think the red dots in the eyes need to be larger, I can do this while he's at school tomorrow.

He got to put in lots of the stuffing himself. I don't think he has ever been this happy with something I've made. This picture is washed out too, hrmm.

The boys had swimming lessons this evening at the Y. He insisted on bringing his new friend along to play in the playstructure before his lesson. A little girl he was playing with came up to me and we had a little conversation.
"Did you really make that for him?"
"Yes, I did."
"Wow! Can you show my mom how to make those?"

I thought that was pretty sweet. Anyways, I'm happy with how it turned out. I can't believe they charge $50 for these. It surprised me how simple it was to make. Thanks for looking!


Katherine Demenari said...

Oh that was so sweet! and that doll is just adorable!

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