Brown Eyed Girl

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

After a busy-with-a-million-other-projects sewing hiatus, I finally dusted off my sewing machine yesterday and finished one of my unfinished projects. (I have too many of those!) It was a perfect day, too. I sat around and sewed all day in my pajamas while outside it was all thunderstorm-y and spooky.

My latest project was another brown-skinned doll for a lovely blog-friend who is also adopting from Ethiopia. I love the idea that this little doll will soon be sitting in a nursery waiting for a wee babe from way across the ocean. I've been dilly-dallying on this project for a long while now and I'm so grateful that this friend has been oh so patient.

Here she is:

The fabrics are from this collection: Summer Song By My Minds Eye
- Riley Blake Designs -

So fun and pretty!

This was my first attempt at doing any sort of applique.
I even used heat n' bond.
And some sort of new stitch. Blanket stitch? I forget.

Little booties.

Two brown button eyes and a little embroidered mouth.

Can't forget a cute hair accessory!

P.S. Don't you just love her big hair??? Hee hee.

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  1. She's just the cutest thing. Love the colors.

  2. This is the sweetest doll ever. She reminds me of the old-school golliwogs. Just too cute! Of course I love her big hair and gorgeous fabric 'dress' the most!

  3. Love the orange colours! Great fabric!

  4. She's perfect! And I love your choice of fabrics! :]

  5. What a lovely friend you are..She is adorable..xx

  6. Oh, my goodness ... that's adorable!!

  7. She is so adorable! Thank you for linking up, this week, to Anything Related!

  8. Thank you for your kind comments, girls! :)

  9. I am a new follower to your blog(found through Just a Girl)and i am head over heels in love with all of your ideas. it's the little things is a favorite blog of mine too. i look forward to reading your blog and becoming inspired by your ideas. take care~ brandi

  10. LOVE her! Did you use a pattern? And how did you do her hair? I need to make a few of these for my girls!

  11. Adorable doll!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  12. Ok seriously are you selling them in a shop?! Its a must have for my autistic daughter for Christmas She is nineteen but has the heart of a a twelve year old and would loooove it!!!!

  13. Adorable doll!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  14. Oh, my goodness ... that's adorable!!

  15. She's just the cutest thing. Love the colors.


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