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Made in the Hoop "Daisy" Rag Doll

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Embroidery
Type Toy
Technique Machine
Style Cute, Classic, Whimsical, Traditional
Lenas Legacy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? The design for the doll came from Oma's Place, http://www.omasplace.com/5631/rag-doll-daisy/. This is a WONDERFUL design and includes designs for Daisy's dress, panties, a blouse, pants, optional applique shoes on her feet and a doll carrier. Daisy's belly button is a daisy and her clothes come with daisy flower embroidery, but I opted to make the dress without the embroidery design and "do my own thing." Along with this wonderful design, I used cotton fabric, acrylic yarn, embroidery and sewing thread, sewing notions, yarn, stabilizer, my Brother PE 770 embroidery machine and my Brother Innov'is 40 sewing machine.

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What are you most proud of? I'm very pleased with the dolls!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do check on omasplace.com for this and other designs. I found the price to be reasonable for what I got and the printed instructions with color photos were excellent. If you're thinking about getting an embroidery machine, I encourage that too! LOTS of fun and you don't have to spend a lot of money. I have a 4x4 inch Brother 950 D which doubles as a sewing machine and a 5 x 7 inch Brother 770 embroidery machine, and both were inexpensive machines.

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I made these dolls for my 4 year old twin granddaughters. They're fraternal twins, so I made the dolls fraternal twins too! They vary slightly in the shape of their head and hairstyle. Each doll has a daisy belly button to match the dress and their panties match the dresses too! Although the design comes with daisy embroidery embellishment for the dresses and an option to applique pretty shoes on the feet, I think my girls are too young to appreciate that. So I eliminated the daisy embroidery and shoes. I was going to knit socks to match, but I've seen the girls use their current dolls as footballs and baseballs, so I figured the socks would be pulled off and end up Who Knows Where within the first 10 minutes. But when they get older, I'll add all the embellishments and knit up some clothes to ago along with the dolls and let them have fun dressing their dolls.

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