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Saturday, 7 January 2012

My First Dolly

This is my first attempt at a dolly for my house.  I used a free pattern by Mimi Kirchner and scaled it down by over 40%!  I also used cloth instead of felt, although I think felt may have been easier.

Whilst searching for Mimi's pattern I came across a fantastic blog - Needlebook and Tiny handmade and was further inspired, Claire's dolls are amazing! 

She's a little cobbled together ( I'm not a sewer) and I think I'd change the pattern next time and have a few less seams, but I hope that all adds to the charm :)
                                                   I added a drawn on stocking seam

9 comments:

  1. I think she's perfect in this room!

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  2. She is gorgeous and looks exactly the right vintage for your house.

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  3. Your Mimi dolls turned out beautifully! It didn't occur to me to try her pattern for dolls' house dolls. I love the way you've styled the lady as well and her dress is adorable. That bow fabric is so sweet and perfect! Also that wallpaper - I'm guessing it's vintage but it also seems to be miniature scale? It's so pretty!

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  4. Thanks everyone for such lovely comments!
    Claire - the wallpaper is original 1940s wallpaper from www.ktminiatures.com, the pattern is small enough to be used in the dollhouse, it's gorgeous isn't it! Will be starting on the bedroom soon :)

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  5. she is BEAUTIFUL :O
    And her dress is perfect!

    PS. I am a sucker for dollhouses so I am going to read all your posts and links you shared ;)

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  6. I really love your blog Rachel, I've only just found it! I have just begun my own blog (ascarletdreamer.com) and have redecorated only the kitchen of an old doll house so far in 1950s style (not all that authentic, buut i tried!) I 'll have to visit your blog for inspiration for the next 3 rooms! x

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  7. Thankyou Scarlet, that's very kind of you to say, will pop over to your blog am sure we'll inspire each other! :-)

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  8. Wonderful! I love Mimi Kirchner's dolls so much as well! I love these photos Rachel they're so atmospheric!

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    1. Thanks so much Tor, saving up for a Mimi doll, great aren't they! I may make a neater version yet but enjoyed making her :)

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