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This is a fun and easy project is designed to be made from woven fabrics. Instructions include several variations. The bowl is made from a plastic gallon milk jug, covered and lined in fabric - a great way to recycle. Use contrasting or complementary fabrics. The eyes are simple buttons, the mouth is embroidered. There are three head styles included in the pattern: a head with a slightly exaggerated chin (appropriate for the witch or scarecrow), the basic round head (good for Annie or Scarecrow), and a head with the profile nose (for the Santa and Girl) - with some light needle sculpting. There are two hand types. One template has fingers - with the finger divisions to be stitched by hand or machine. The other template is for a basic mitt hand. Use almost any fiber for hair: raffia, yarn, wool locks, mohair, jersey weaving loops, silk leaves or flowers, knitted eyelash yarn, etc.
The finished doll may be further embellished with lace, ribbons, buttons, or seasonal decorations.
I've always been a crafter and grew up in a crafting family, so it's really a part of who I am. I've been a doll maker and designer since the mid 1990s, but am always trying new things.
I maintain my own website (www.blueherondolls.com) and keep a blog as well (www.blueherondolls.blogspot.com).