For the felt doll, I started with drawing out a pattern which included the basic shape, her hair and her dress. I think I need to work on the dress pattern as it's not quite as I want it yet. I cut the shoes out without a pattern but I am planning to make a pattern for these before my next attempt. At the moment, everything has been hand sewn but I am planning to get my sewing machine out this weekend to speed up the clothes making process (and make the sewing a bit neater). I did search the Internet for free felt doll patterns but I couldn't find anything that I liked so I made my own. I'm quite pleased with the outcome so far.
Basic Lauren doll
Dressed Lauren doll
One more working day of the week to go and then I can spend some time crafting and cooking over the weekend (and getting up a little bit later when the sun has actually come up). Today I'm up and the sun hasn't made an appearance yet which is never the most positive start to the day. I don't know how people who live closer to north and south poles cope with whole days of never seeing the sun. The flip side I suppose is the wonderful days of the summer when it never gets dark and you can be playing golf at 3 in the morning. Ooh, makes we want to visit Iceland and see all their amazing geographical features, including the warming blue lagoon and the amazing glaciers and geysers. I better put that on my things to do before.......