I had posted a topic called Scraps for Good, which talks to the Sew News project of making Comfort Dolls for battered women's shelters.
Scraps for good
Thought I would share a few of my small ladies before I ship them off to their new owners.
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Nice of you to make these for the shelter. Do you not put mouths on them because women hesitate to talk about abuse??
I copied off the pattern and ready to make some dolls. What did you use to make the eyes? I'm thinking of trying a permanent marker. Hand embroidery is tough with arthritic hands and fingers. Am planning to send mine to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation along with the clothes I make for toddlers and stocking cap-bootie sets for babies. Thinking these dolls would serve as toys for the kids too.
Great way to get maximum benefit for your scraps! Dolls are really cute but simple. Thanks for your generosity, inspiration and for sharing.
The bad news is - time flies.
The good news is - you're the pilot!
To answer both Joy and Gladygirl - no idea about the lack of mouth - the originator of the pattern did not put one on. I am guessing it won't matter?
I used a permanent marker for the eyes. A Sharpie would probably work fine. Its not so much my fingers but my French Knots are just TERRIBLE! Its the one embroidery stitch I could never master....
Take a look at the blog or Flickr - there are a lot of dolls there and quite a bit of license taken.
Just a little note for anyone who may want to help with the dolls. Including even a small monetary donation to help with the postage is always welcomed, if you can. Having worked with numerous non-profits, postage is always a killer!!
Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
Done is better than perfect.
How awesome, what a great project for such a needdy cause. thank you for sharing
What a great project! I don't know of anything like this here in the UK. Thanks for sharing
Awe, so cute, and for such a good cause!
If a woman's work is never done....why start?