The very night I had the book I was already cutting out "Bella-boo" the bunnie. I made Bella-Boo and the Moose Melvin for my cousins kids this Christmas.
|The pair together.|
With Bella boo I was fearful that the dress would be difficult since it was so small but her instructions are pretty good... as long as you read them.
|back of dress detail|
Her patterns are a little different then some as you have use some pattern parts as a template and SEW on the line.. not cut.
I used a doll's needle and attached the arms on with a strong cross stitch and DMC floss to create durability and also made the arms articulated.
I used fabric on her head flower instead of felt.
When I finished embroidering her face I started squealing all over again. The pattern is SO FREAKIN CUTE! Don't you think?
Now these are the first dolls I've ever made other than the Alien with no pants. I was pleased they turned out ok.
Melvin the Moose.. now he is for a little guy and I omitted all the buttons on his overalls and I had to make her overalls smaller than the pattern was when it was finished. I'm not sure why.
Again I used DMC floss on his arms and on his antlers. Time will tell to see how well these hold up I think they may come off quickly even though they are secured really well. IF I were ever to make another I might make the antlers slightly larger.
|maybe back pockets would make a cute addition?|
|front pocket detail|
He is pretty fun too though... I can say I made a moose. That's right up there with I ran away with the circus.
I can't wait to make the backpack on the front cover... and of course the unicorn.