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Quick Craft Post: (Another) Black Apple Rag Doll

| October 18, 2011 | 36 Comments

Remember a few months ago, I made a Rag Doll from over on Martha Steward‘s site – a Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple? I made the first doll for a friend’s little girl’s first birthday…. Well, I love the doll so much, that I *really* wanted to make one for my little girl’s second birthday coming up soon.

I have to say it is rather an addictive doll to make.. once you have made one, you want to make more and more… I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!

I know her body looks lumpy in the photo, but it isn’t, honest!

black apple doll

Notes:

1) The arms don’t have a seam allowance, so mark them out and sew them before cutting them out.

2) I added little pig tails – two pieces of felt sewing together and then added the same way the arms and legs are added – I saw some other dolls around with them and wanted them for my doll too!

3) I used a little top my little girl used to wear between 3-6months (aaah). The 3 buttons were already on it.I had to hand sew that bit, as the buttons wouldn’t “go under the needle on the machine”. I guess I could have taken the button off and sewn back on later.. either way it didn’t take long. The dolls “tights” are one of Pip Squeak’s babygrows (onesies)!

4) Instead of leaving the opening for turning inside out on the head, I left it on the side of the body. I thought it was neater that way.

5 I smudge the eye a little when taking the photo AAARRRRRGGGH.

Here is the other one:

black apple doll

Black Apple Dolls rock!

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  1. Becky from babybudgeting says:

    Just stunning Maggie!

  2. hpretty says:

    You almost made me wish i had girls.

    M2M

    • Red Ted Art says:

      I have to confess it is rather a joy to have a little girl to sew for… but there is other stuff you can do with boys! Swings and round abouts!!! x

      Thank you Becky!

  3. I LOVE it and I’m making one!! Thanks so much! I’ve wanted to make my own dolly for ages and this seems really do-able! :-)

  4. WOW! can you make one for me :-) xxx

  5. Your dolls are so cute! And using your daughter’s top will make it even more of a keepsake, I’m sure.

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Anna – I consider myself a “sewing learner”, so you SO should give it a go!

    Mummy Mummy Mum – well… they are addictive…

    Mami Made it – THANK YOU :-)

    Suzanne – aaah thank you. I think I am getting better at it too!

  7. Liz Burton says:

    So amazing! I must have missed that guest post – oops! Off to read up now. x

    you are clever ;0)

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh Liz, not a guest post on my site.. the original doll is from a lady called Emily who has branded them Black Apple Dolls.. she did a tutorial for Martha Steward (incl. a vlog) a while back! v good! :-)

  9. Ruthie Hart says:

    oh what an adorable handmade doll. I like this a LOT better than all the plastic, makeup covered dolls out there these days

  10. Kate says:

    Just lovely. You are so talented.

  11. Diane says:

    These are so cute. Your little girl is so lucky to have a creative mummy.

  12. mum of all trades says:

    This is lovely. I would love to try this for my little girls birthday this year.

  13. So cute! I love making dolls, too. And these are really really sweet. I’m impressed. *sigh* I need to squeeze time in somewhere to make my girls some dolls….

  14. Q @ JAQS says:

    Love your dolls!

    Love for you to link up at:
    “Made by ME” Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    Done! Thanks for the invite!

  16. Erin says:

    What a cute doll!! I’ll have to try making one for my niece next year!

  17. Cid says:

    I recognise that dress…..

    Too cute!

    Cid x

  18. So cute! I like your second one much better, but I’m not exactly sure why. I guess it’s because of the pigtails and the more colorful fabric.

  19. Carly says:

    Oh wow so adorable! I will definitely be giving this a go! Thanks! Carly x

  20. I love this doll, I can remember seeing when it was posted and thinking \”I want to make one of those\”.

    Thank you for linking to Made with Love

  21. Just gorgeous Maggy! How can I order one? Seriously! Let me know if its possible and the price on my emailadress! I will pin:)
    Love from a \’Made with Love\’ girl, Angelique

  22. So glad you pinned this today! I have a bag of my kid\’s baby clothes and I\’ve been trying to figure out some good projects. This one is so cute, and it looks like one that won\’t take me ages to do either, awesome! Thanks for including your sewing notes as well.

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