A while back, we were in birthday-party-mode. We'd been invited to two birthday parties within two days of each other. I was tired of spending money on gifts, and thus trying to figure out what to give to our 4- and 2-year old friends, when I remembered seeing these adorable felt dolls as part of a quiet book. Now, I still want to make quiet books for the girls at some point, but when they realized what I was making for their friends, they begged me to make some for them, too. And so, of course, I did. Yeah, I'm pretty much crazy.
Meet Cailin, Janey, and Alisha, our friend.
And yes, I did make one for Breanne, too. I don't remember why I didn't take pictures of it. Also one for a friend, Willow. I made 5 of these in an afternoon-evening. A fun, reasonably easy project. :) My girls loved figuring out outfits to put together.
Each girl comes in a little book, with two pockets--one for big pieces of clothing, one for small pieces, like shoes and necklaces.
Everyday clothes--jeans and t-shirt
Dress and ballet flats
With the crown and necklace. Because every girl is a princess and needs some bling.
More casual, some brown pants and loafers.
Jacket, jeans, and cowgirl boots. I wish I had boots like those.
Dancer. My personal favorite.
More casual dresses, and you can't really tell in this pic, but pink maryjanes.
Want to go swimming? She does.
And since there are a couple people around here who refuse to wear anything but skirts...
So as you can see, nothing fancy, at all, but still a fun little project. The exterior of the book matches the pockets, nothing fancy, but the girls loved picking out their own fabrics out of my stash. You could easily make this a much more awesome and fun project by making more detailed clothing for the dolls, and fancying up the case, but I was going for quick and simple, so this is what we came up with. I hope you like it. My girls sure do... I was planning on taking these to church with us, but the one time I did, they spent the entire meeting "talking" to each other and playing back and forth, yelling about whose clothes are whose, instead of quietly changing their outfits. Seriously, all I remember ever doing with barbies is changing their clothes. These dolls aren't even 3D but they are fully animated. Ahh, the joys of having multiple girls. Sheesh. :)