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ready in time for bed

Today was one of those days when I felt like I was dragged through a hedge backwards – totally drained!! so I parked myself on the couch for two hours this afternoon (while Molly was playing with her lego friends – more on that later) and made Elysia*, a matryoshka nesting doll. After owls she was the next felt toy on my list of things to try. She took a while, as I was making it up as I went along, but it was worth it to see her so peacefully resting on Molly’s pillow at bedtime.

I took some step by step photos… read on if you’d like to see and make one for your Little Miss

First – cut out the felt pieces.
Start by handstitching the eyes and lips to the face and use Copydex to glue on the hair
Blanket stitch the face to the front panel of the doll and glue on the flowers


Next sew on the buttons to the centre of each flower

Finally blanket stitch the finished front panel of the doll to the back, leaving a gap to stuff, and then close her up…

The flowers were a bit of a nightmare to cut out so I used some precut felt flowers in two places to distract from my wobbles :)

* Elysia – a fairy name meaning ‘blissful beauty’


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