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Win We Make Dolls by Jenny Doh – Doll making pattern instruction book

We Make Dolls

When I was a little girl, I had a beautiful doll that my Grandmother made for me.  She was made from quilting material and was reversible.  During the day, the skirt stayed one way to reveal a pretty girl that was awake.  When I went to bed, I flipped the skirt up and it showed a pretty girl with her eyes closed.  This doll lived on my bed for a long time and I still have wonderful memories of her. My Grandmother made all sorts of quilts and dolls because she loved to sew and made just about everything.  While I have a sewing machine and can manage basic sewing skills, I will never have the level of skill she did.

We Make Dolls! Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets and Patterns by Jenny Doh is a book I know she would have loved.  This book features ten different talented crafters and their thoughts and ideas on doll making.   On each crafter’s profile,  you can see many examples of the beautiful dolls they’ve made  as well as photographs of their studios and some of their projects displayed around their home. Once you get to know the crafter, you will have a chance to create dolls that are based on her style of doll making.  There are a total of 23 different doll making projects included in this book.  Each doll making project includes a list of what you’ll need to create the doll yourself and what you need to do before you begin.  There are also detailed, step by step directions for completing the project. There are photographs of each step so that you can follow along easily and understand what you need to do.  All of the patterns are located in the back of the book and can be copied to create each project.

I love the wide variety of dolls included in We Make Dolls by Jenny Doh.   Some of the dolls are clearly intended to be displayed in a special spot because they come complete with hats, ribbons, bows and buttons. Other dolls have removable jackets or capes that a younger child would enjoy dressing and undressing.  There are not only human dolls but also a variety of animal dolls including elephants and bears.  You can even make a gorgeous sweater baby doll as a gift for a new baby. If you’re looking to take your doll making skills to the next level, you definitely need to check out We Make Dolls!: Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns

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Article first published as Book Review: We Make Dolls by Jenny Doh on Blogcritics.

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. I’d love to make my daughter a doll!

  2. Shannon Baas says:

    its a great idea.

  3. I make little dolls and ninjas for my friends, but I’d love to do something with charm for my girls. The ideas look so cute!

  4. I’d like to win this for my little Barney

  5. I’d like to win so I could make some dolls for my friends.

  6. a new craft! of course id love!

  7. Helen Keeler says:

    I’d like to win becasue this looks like fun.
    helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

  8. Mary Dailey says:

    I have three granddaughters and I would like to try to make one.

  9. Serena Powell says:

    I just started learning how to sew so this would be neat to have

  10. Holly S. says:

    I had a great idea for a doll and matching outfit set for my twin niece and nephew, but never got down to it because I just didn’t know enough about doll-making without flubbing it over and over before I got it right. I would love this book!

  11. I made a couple of dolls in the past for my kids and I would like to get back into it with some fresh ideas :)

  12. I would love to make my daughters a doll

  13. B Perez says:

    I’m a fan of her work!!

  14. I think it would make an excellent gift to my granddaughter

  15. Carrie Phelps says:

    My hobby is sewing & I have a nine month old granddaughter that I would be happy to make these dolls for!

  16. Carrie Phelps says:

    I entered the ReadyBright Starter House Kit giveaway.

  17. I would love to win so I could make a doll for my daughter and her friend who has a birthday coming up soon! :)

  18. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I would like to win this for my cousin. She is always making things

  19. jeannine s says:

    would love to win for my toddler daughter 

  20. MAMOTTS says:

    would be fun for ideas of repurposing

  21. I would like to win for my niece who would love this

  22. Ed Nemmers says:

    This would be for my neighbor!

  23. I want to win because I would love to make dolls for all the upcoming baby showers I will be going to :)

  24. Patty S. says:

    Love to make one for grandbaby

  25. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    think granddaughters would like it
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  26. Melissa Shirley says:

    I would like to win to give this to my husband’s aunt she is good at making dolls and would love this.
    melissalucky43@yahoo.com

  27. I love sewing and crafting and would love to make some dolls for my cousins.

  28. I’d like to win this for my daughter!

  29. I entered the Southern Living cookbook giveaway.

  30. susan smoaks says:

    i would like to win this for our daughter

  31. i love making dolls! i also enjoy checking out new patterns and i love all craft books. This one looks like it would be great! Thanks for the chance!

  32. I’d like it for my daughter.

  33. I entered the southern living giveaway.

  34. My daughter loves dolls!

  35. melina r says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter.

  36. This would be so fun to make for my daughter

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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