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October 13, 2014

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Ilashines

Hi Charlaanne, I have a question: Is it easy to makeand i can I make the dolls and the dress without a sewing machine? Because I have worked with felt, but it's a material that doesn't last a long time... Have you ever worked with felt? Thats why I want to start working with cotton. thks! Ila ps= beautiful blog!

sandra

Do you sell these already finished?

Christine

They are such sweet dolls. I love the dress.

Katie

Hi there! I bought the Posie pattern yesterday and can't wait to get started! Before I do, would you mind telling me where the little house is from or whether you made it in the 4th picture of the Posie pattern in your esty shop?!! I just LOVE it!

Thanks so much!
Katie

Charla

Thank you Ilashines!
I think the doll pattern is easy to follow because it is a tutorial with pictures of the different steps and it has step by step instructions. I'm afraid if someone doesn't have much experience sewing it could be an overwhelming project though.
It could be made by hand but it would be quite time consuming.
I rarely use felt on my projects, since it doesn't hold up very well. I prefer using wool or a wool/felt blend.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hugs,
Charla

Charla

Hello Sandra,
I will probably be selling some of the dolls I made at some point, but I don't have any ready to sell at this time. Thanks for asking.

Thank you so much Christine!

Thank you Katie! I really hope you enjoy the doll pattern!
I made the houses for my girls several years ago. I posted them on my blog here...
charlaanne.typepad.com/charlaanne/2009/08/gifts-for-my-girls.html

xox
Charla

Ilashines

Hi Charlaanne!
Thank you for your answer, in fact I don’t have much experience sewing, I’ve started in February with little felt creations… (you can see on my blog http://mycuddlycreations.blogspot.it/) What do you think, maybe it’s better if I learned more sewing? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you, Ila

Niina

Charla, this pattern is absolutely darling! I bought it yesterday and already made a doll for my daughter with the dress, the pijama and the mask. They all turned out beautifully! Now I will just need to wait until December before she can play with it, as it will be her birthday present!

Charla

Lla,
Are there any sewing classes available where you live? Or even better, do you have a friend that could help you? My Grandma had sewing lessons with me when I was a little girl and when I was a teenager my Mom taught sewing lessons to me and my friends at school. I always had my Mom or Grandma show me what to do every step along the way. I didn't learn how to follow a pattern until I had a child of my own! I decided at that point in my life I needed to learn how to sew on my own! I started with simple projects and eventually was able to sew whatever I wanted. The only advice I have is don't get discouraged and don't be afraid of messing up. I have had days when I ripped out as many stitches as I put in;)
xox

Charla

Wow...you are fast Niina!
Thank you so much for the kind words! You really brightened my day.
I'm sure your little girl is going to love it!
Hugs to you
Charla

Andrea Ventilla

Charla!

I love all your dolls, they look so cute and special. Can you please let me know where you get the wool felt and the yarn for hair from?

Thank you so much,
Andrea

Charla

Aww...thank you Andrea!
I buy my yarn at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or JoAnns. I buy wool at quilt shops or JoAnn Fabrics. Quilt shops usually have the best variety of colors. I can almost always find brown and black wool, but if I am wanting yellows or reds, sometimes I end up dying white or cream wool to get the color I want. I think I have every color of Rit dye! I just keep adding a little bit of dye to a pot of boiling water until I get the color I want. I cut a little strip of the wool and test the color before I dye all of it. Let me know if you have any more questions.
xox
Charla

Andrea Ventilla

Charla,

What a great idea, never thought about it! Do you use 100 % wool or wool blend to dye. My oldest daughter is in love with the red hair doll, so I would like to make it for her. Did you dye yarn as well? They are perfect match.
I love all your patterns, please make some more! I always learn a lot from them and my kids adore them!
Hugs to you!
Andrea

Charla

Andrea,
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. It makes me so happy you enjoy my patterns!
I usually use 100% wool because it doesn't get as fuzzy as wool blends. I buy yarn in colors I like and then dye the wool to match. I haven't ever tried dying the yarn.
Hugs,
Charla

ruth

HI charla. Love love love your site. I have purchased every pattern and my daughter loves them. Anyhow, what color kona fabric did you use for the doll? I bought flesh and it looks a bit pink. Thank you so much.

Charla

Hello Ruth,
Thank you for your sweet comment and support! It means so much to me.
I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the color I used. I have quite a pile of skin colored Kona fabric. Most of the dolls I've made are a slightly peachy beige or peachy tan color.
I just went to Kona's website and the colors I usually buy look most like ivory, champagne, cream, and sand. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/kona_cotton/

Hugs,
Charla

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