Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ivan The Blue

Recently, I received a custom doll request from a previous client. It seems that her son likes the awake/asleep matryoshka doll that I made for her daughter. Since I enjoy repurposing clothing and linens, I welcomed the challenge of making my first boy doll from this men's blue micro plaid shirt. Meet Ivan...
This is his front and back. I also crocheted an apple green scarf for Ivan. I wanted to keep him boyish and sort of rascally.
It seems as though the "sleeping" face works because the instant Charlotte saw him, she ran to get a blanket and said, "Hush!"
For a toddler who needs more than a hint or a nudge at bedtime, these dolls seem to really work!

6 comments:

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

SO sweet - I bet your client will be VERY happy with Ivan.

casch said...

Very clever! You were so lucky to get a nice shirt to repurpose. My hubby used to have one just like that but he outgrew it. He said it shrunk.

Love Ivan, too.

Mir said...

Love it! Absolutely love it! The idea is great ... interactive and precious.
Make more of these ...

Chrissy said...

Such a lovely doll and a wonderful idea. I have linked over to share this with others! Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Do you have a tutorial or pattern for this?

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