An irresistible, super-cute collection of soft, cuddly dolls, the charming characters in this book are all based on just one simple design. Gorgeous in their simplicity, the dolls personalities are created cleverly with different hairstyles, clothes and accessories. The basic model measures 16-18 inches in height and the materials used are pure cotton jersey or knit interlock and wool stuffing with very simple stitching to define the shapes.
This book has excellent, the best I've seen, detailed photographs of all the steps in making a basic doll. Beautiful close-up photographs of the facial embroidery, the finished dolls and their wardrobes. All the patterns are full size and the author offers lots of good tips and advice throughout. Whether new to doll making, or experienced in the technique, crafters and sewers will love making these beautiful, appealing softies, and the how-to book makes the creative process an easy and enjoyable one.
(Yes! Those are felt balls on the dolls headband.)
A personal note: For a less amphibious or animalistic look place the eyes a wee bit closer and make the mouth smaller.
Author: Wenche O. Steensen
Softbound; 80 pages.