Saturday, February 27, 2016

Elephants, Bears and Paperdolls! Oh, My!!!!

This week I made my first stuffed softies from Wendi's fun patterns. I finished my elephant and teddy bear and have a cat and dog to go!

I love my elephant and have a pink one planned (doesn't everyone need a pink elephant?)
I love his big floppy ears!
Of course, I have many more teddies planned of all colors. I used pleather for his nose and faux suede for his face, "hands" and feet!

He seems right at home sitting in my chair!

Here are a few more paperdoll blocks. This week I made ones with my kids and grandkids! Oh course, I had to use my memory for what my kids wore all those years ago! Thank goodness the grandkids are recent so I didn't have to use too many brain cells for those!

First up is my oldest son and one of my favorite outfits he ever had! His grandmother gave him these quilted overalls when he was really little so I had to put a huge hem in them! He wore them until I couldn't let them out anymore and then they were passed down to his brother.( I did take poetic license with them because the original quilted knees and pocket were yellow calico.)
I then moved on to my younger son. He played soccer from 1st grade until he graduated so what is more apropos than his soccer uniform. The cleats were lots of fun to add!
Then I made one of my granddaughter and the outfit we shopped for on her last birthday. She picked out the whole outfit and was especially proud of her Sketcher shoes with memory foam. She had wanted them for so long and then found them to match the outfit she had chosen!!!!
Last but not least is my grandson and his swim suit! When they come to visit, swimwear is all you see them in! They love the beach. I had fun putting the whale appliques on both his swimsuit and protective shirt. Fun, fun!
One other block I finished was "Lily" my Easter girl! It was based on  a dress that my grandmother made me when I was 8 or 9. The dress was yellow dotted swiss (remember that?) and I had black patent leather shoes. I loved that dress! I added an Easter basket filled with flowers.

I have at least two more softies to make...a cat and a dog and of course I am still working on my paperdoll and house blocks.


  1. Those are the cutest stuffed animals!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hopped over here from the DUMD Facebook group and I love these stuffed animals! They're fabulous...I'm definitely going to add them to my to do list.

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