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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.
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Start by handstitching the eyes and lips to the face and use Copydex to glue on the hair
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Blanket stitch the face to the front panel of the doll and glue on the flowers

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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…
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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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