Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Best Free Fabric Doll Patterns and Tutorials

Dear Readers!

Today begins the most interesting part of my blog, a list of the best free doll patterns found in the web. The patterns I've tried will also be briefly discussed so that you can immediately know what to expect in the realization, possible difficulties or imperfections in the pattern or tricks to apply.


Black Apple
Photo and Copyright by Black Apple
Go to the pattern HERE.

Difficulty: Easy

Great pattern, precise and simple.

The implementation is easy and does not hide bad surprises.

Also suitable for beginners.

In the Martha Stewart link I posted above is explained how to make the smiley faces in a simple way without the need for paint.

Sew Useful Designs
Photo and Copyright by Sew Useful Designs
Very nice tutorial that covers the following points:
  •      which fabric to use
  •      which stitch length to use
  •      characteristics of various filling materials
  •      how to stuff (so many tips and tricks)

Gingermelon
Photo and Copyright by Gingermelon

Go to the pattern HERE.

Difficulty: medium

Great pattern, accurate and easy to understand.

Suitable for
doll beginners not for sewing beginners.

It is necessary to know how to work with felt in order to get good results. 
Make It & Love It
Photo and Copyright by Make It & Love It
Go to the pattern HERE.
Go to the tutorial
HERE.

Difficulty: Easy / Medium

Accurate
Pattern, easy to understand.

Suitable for
dolls beginners but not for sewing beginners.

Very nice, in my opinion, the opportunity to learn how to make different types of hair and undressable clothes.

Also included: several types of shoes and advanced details, like the collars of Elli and Chloe. Lots of useful tricks in the tutorial.


More Patterns in the next days!! Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Fabric Doll Lula

I'm back from my vacation on the Black Sea and I am working for the next Noopy My Dolls release planned for Saturday 12th October. Meanwhile, the preview of Lula




Monday, 23 September 2013

My Noopy Dolls Exhibition for the Pink Shoe Day

Dear readers,


as announced, we took part in the exhibition for the funds collection in collaboration with the Pink Shoe Day.

The Doll exhibition was beautiful. I am satisfied with the way I was able to arrange the setting for My Noopy Dolls and I am very happy with the results. As eternal insecure I did not expect such an appreciation and so many compliments!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Unfortunately I had to say good bye to 19 dolls that have been adopted and have found a new home. Luckily I know, they will be treated very well :)

Here are some photos of the event.

The girls had so much fun and the guys too ;)




 

Nene was the first one to find a new family!


 


Our Charleston dancers didn't miss a lap!



 

Pirate, Super C and Super Blitz found new families so quickly.


 


Chiara and Wedny has gone too.
 

 


The twins have been divided and one of them keep cheering me up.



 

Vector has remained with us, because my son Jakob can not manage to leave him :)))) And Vector, as usual, behaved like a scamp, spied the others planning who knows what other tricks.

 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Free printable world flags

I love to play flags quizzes, but I haven't been able to find a flag game, like a board game with flags, besides apps or online games. So I decided to make my own one and I found online a great pdf with about 100 flags in the right size to make cards.

Here it is.

The site offering it is Mr Printable and I thank them very much.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fix boy jeans knees

Angry Birds for a knee! He loves it ^^ and definitely washing machine proof :DD  as I didn't use felt except for the eyebrows.



Would you like a small tutorial for that?

Friday, 6 September 2013

Doll Stand Tutorial - Easy!

Definetely I needed some stands for My Noopy Dolls but what I find here is not that cheap. For one stand and shipping I would pay € 18,- ... So I thought to try and do one myself.

Here is the tutorial for you as I am so happy with the result!!!!

What you need:
1) 2 mm aluminium wire or a simple clothes hanger (the ones you get at the dry cleaner's)

2) a pincer

3) a 1,5 l water bottle

Steps: please follow the pictures



Doll Stand Tutorial

Doll Stand Tutorial

Doll Stand Tutorial

Doll Stand Tutorial

Doll Stand Tutorial


And now Ta Daaaaa !!!!! 




Thursday, 29 August 2013

Cherry for the Pink Shoe Day!!

The association I belong to participates to the Pink Shoe Day, to increase the public awareness and raise funds for the research against breast cancer. The evening will take place on 21st September and I will make available in the occasion # mnd Cherry, with pink shoes indeed! Here she is in preview: