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Sunday, July 24, 2011


Refer to the materials list and directions from May 23, 2011 to make the basic yarn doll using pastel variegated cotton yarn. Decorate the doll as follows:

sandy blond curly doll hair
5” length 2” wide white gathered eyelet
1/2 yd. 1/8” wide pink satin ribbon
1” pastel flocked teddy bear
2-1/2” mini plastic baby bottle
1-1/2” mini baby rattle
pink colored pencil
tacky glue and glue gun

1. Make doll according to Basic Yarn Doll directions (5/23/11.)

2. Cut 3-4 strands at a time of Curly Hair into 8” lengths. Roll pieces in the palm of your hand to form a kinky ball. Using tacky glue, glue midpoint of hair to head, applying along edge of muslin first, then working in neat, evenly spaced horizontal rows from top of head to back of neck. Untangle when dry and trim to desired length.

3. Using tacky glue, glue 1/2" of a 6” length of pink ribbon to both inside seam edges of eyelet for bonnet ties. Glue eyelet around muslin face for bonnet, keeping all hair behind bonnet and away from face. Glue one curl of hair to forehead inside bonnet. Tie ribbon in bow under neck.

4. Make a bow from remaining ribbon. Glue to forehead curl.

5. Using glue gun, glue baby bottle nipple to mouth area of doll head. Slip rattle onto baby’s left wrist. Wrap arms around body to hold bottle, tucking bear into crook of right arm. Glue in place.

6. Color cheeks with pink pencil.

Check back for more yarn doll variations in future weeks.

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