Monday, January 31, 2011

little red riding hood!

As most know, I adore Little Red Riding Hood!! Luckily for me there is so much inspiration on flickr, etsy, and the web of cute things I can make. With my daughter being a bit crazed over dolls at the moment (that is all she wanted for Christmas this year), I knew I wanted to get her a cute handmade one for her Birthday. Then seeing Charla Anne's cutie dolls inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and falling in love with the sweet Olivia, I just had to make one, especially after she sold Olivia and Charla Anne mentioned she wasn't going to be making another. After all, my sweet Savannah was Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween, so off to the sewing table it was! ;)


I used Charla Anne's and Katy's dolls as inspiration and went from there. With a doll pattern I already had, I tweeked it a little here and a little there, enlarged it and came up with a sweet Little Red Riding Hood doll for my daughter. It was so much fun to make, and I'm so excited to give it to her for her Birthday!! I hope she loves it as much as I do!!

Did you notice the cute little lace trim? It is a little secret, I added it to cover up some flaws when I stitched the legs in!! ;) Also, the cute apron is made out of the new Lecien, Flower Sugar, and adorned with some cute embellishment flowers and buttons from my shop!! I just got the Flower Sugar in and will be adding it to my shop today or tomorrow!


I think I'll be making some more cute dolls in the future!! I really do enjoy it!! If you haven't tried, you should!! But they can be addicting!! ;) Now, off to make my sweetie a cute matching apron for her party!!

38 comments:

  1. These are so sweet! Great job.

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  2. She is so adorable Kerri! I'm having fun making dolls too. I'm actually just finishing up another one from Wee Wonderfuls. That's a great book too if you haven't checked it out.

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  3. THANKS for all the sweet comments!! I haven't gotten that book yet!! Thanks for reminding me about that one!! :)

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  4. Wow how cute are those dolls... I would have LOVE to cuddle one of those as a little girl...

    Sandyn

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  5. Savannah and her little red will be adorable in their matching aprons! You did such a lovely job on her dolly.

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  6. i lOVE your's Kerri!! i'd be glad the other one sold out! i think Savannah won out in the end with an adorable doll her mama made her!! :)

    xo

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  7. She looks like every little girls dream. :-) x x x

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  8. oh wow I really hope you make a pattern soon. I love to make dolls for my daughter. I've made several and this would be a lovely addition.

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  9. Adorable! I'm always making dolls for my girls, too. LRRH is on my list as well :).

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  10. Oh that is soooo darling Kerri! I particularly love how you achieved the point on head where the little hood is! Perfect detail. I have not made a doll before...but with a 13 month old little girl, you are definitely inspiring me to try!

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  11. Sweet! I wish my daughter loved dolls as much as I want her to. :D I also wish I had your sewing skills! :)

    Can't wait to see the flower sugar!

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  12. She is adorable! I love your style, everything you create is adorable. :)

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  13. That is so cute!! Great job, Kerri!! :)

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  14. Kerri, she's so cute!! And more flower sugar, I will be checking out your shop soon!!

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  15. You did a great job! And I will have to remember that lace trim trick the next time I make a doll!

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  16. Whooo can resist one of those cute owls!? Love the pink one with the grey eyes.

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  17. great job on the doll... she is so cute!!

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  18. Oh, I want one too! She's so cute! and huggable :)

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  19. Seriously cute, Kerri! You should slip a few of these in your shop! LOVE it!

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  20. THANKS again for all the sweet comments!! i love reading all your touching words!!

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  21. Aww...thank you so much!!
    I absolutely love the doll you made and what a precious keepsake it will be for your daughter!

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  22. Oh, she is just too perfect- love how she turned out ;)

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  23. What a darling doll! Your daughter will treasure it forever. You have inspired me!

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  24. So cute! I'm sure your daughter will adore it!

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  25. The dolls are so cute. But with a boy family... Maybe for a nice little granddaugther...

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  26. Oh my goodness! I love those legs :0)

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  27. Oh my goodness!!! That is adorable. My daughter was little Red for Halloween too...I should attempt making one too.

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  28. Absolutely darling! Will you be selling the pattern for her?

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  29. Just.So.Cute. I really want to make one just like her.
    Any direction you can point me in as to a pattern for a doll like this?
    Love your blog!
    Jane

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  30. She is such a sweet looking doll! Red riding hood has always been a fav of mine.

    I was wondering how do you sew on the lace trim at the bottom? looks awesome

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  31. Oh your doll is so cute Where could I get a pattern to make one for my great granddaughters. ? It is so very cute. I looked on etsy but didn't see one. Thank you so very much jude3944@hotmail.com

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