For her Art class, Eva had to make a doll out of a wooden spool and she asked me if I would help her make one. Well, needless to say the child in me started jumping up and down out of joy. To be honest, this is not the first one we made.
When both my children were in kindergarten and junior school, we made dolls out of spoons, but not elaborate and beautiful as this one.
First we constructed the body and filled it with polyfil. Inserted the spoon and sew it all around.
Next using a small saucer we cut out a round piece of cotton for the underskirt and added a dotted tulle skirt over it. The "shirt" is actually the bodice which I sew gathered so that we wouldn't have to make a special top. Since we are not experienced in making / sewing doll arms and hands (or legs for that matter) we used a pipe cleaner instead. (We know the arms are too low, be gentle with us!) We added a decorative ric rac sash and a bead necklace to top it all.
Oh, yes... we also made a tulle cape. We tried a sateen and a cotton cape but they fell down too heavily and covered the tulle skirt which we think is the best on the doll so we opted for a tulle cape.
Beads are used for the eyes and mouth. I crocheted the hair and we especially like the locks.
So what do you think? Do you like it?
We had so many fun ideas while making this one, it would be interesting to make some more and just give them away as gifts.