As we approach the month of December the HUGS project is getting ready to distribute the Babies and Bears by Dinky Baby Pattern's designed by Vicki Riley. We are excited each year to see our group of Volunteer Doll Makers grow and add to this cause. If you would like to read about the HUGS Project there are links to follow and the patterns for these dolls can be found on my website http://www.barefootannie.com/ To read stories written by Dinky baby lovers go to this blog and enjoy. There are women and men all over the world that love making these adorable dolls and these stories tell what they mean to them. http://www.welovedinkybabies.blogspot.com/
I know sometimes you want to try different type dolls but with the economy money is limited. Here is a link to numerous free doll patterns to print and try. Some you may want to use as Holiday Gifts for those special little ones. http://www.clothdollconnection.com/FreePatterns.html
I personally want to try the Waldorf dolls they have a simplicity about them that make them appealing. Try one and send me photos to add to the Blog of any of your work. My email is email@example.com
Isn't this doll just adorable.
I have made the prototype Annie style doll with the Hospital gown it should hopefully get approval and those that had rather make this type doll for HUGS will be able to do so. It is a basic 15 inch Annie but the legs and feet are joined as one piece all the doll is done in one color. The joints of the arms and legs are sewn across (at elbows and knees) to give it a soft hugable effect. The gown is a one piece and takes less than 1/8 of a yard of fabric to make. I will post photos on my Piccasa Gallery. Be sure to take a look to see how easy this one will be. You may have 1/4 yard of fabric in this doll and maybe less for wider fabrics. They will be stuffed with polyfill and later a PDF or a link will be provided for the doll and gown pattern.