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Thread: Baby dolls

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    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
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    I decided to make a soft baby doll for my grand daughters first birthday and found this pattern. I used to make dolls a lot when my girls were young and always loved it so this was a fun break from the usual.

    When planning to make the doll my husband told me he needed a baby gift for a coworker and could I make two. Sure, make two is not that much more then making one and these are pretty simple. So I made two. Well, I was putting the head on the boy doll and my husband realized that he forgot to tell me that his coworker might, maybe, possibly prefer a baby doll of color. We were not sure what to do, so I told him to be honest and ask her. So he did and she told him that since she is actually islander and would not care, but her husband is black and his family might care.

    So I made another. Hubby was even kind enough to pick up the fabric I needed for the right head. He gave it to her the other night at work and she was so excited she was squealing and jumping up and down. She told him yesterday that her inlaw's loved it too and they even named it Baby Roger. I guess the new baby has little twin cousins and they can not say his name, which is Elijah, so they call him Roger. So cute. It is always nice when you hear that a gift is loved and appreciated.

    Now I just hope my own grand daughter likes her pink baby.
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    Those are so cute! Anyone would love to receive one.

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    Those dolls are REALLY CUTE!! Do you have the name of pattern or where to get it?

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    They are just the cutest things. Who wouldn't love to have one.

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    love the dolls, did you make the dolls a quilt?

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    The pattern is called Minkee Babee. I found it on ClothDollPatterns.com. Vicki Riley is the designer. They are very similar to the dolls I used to make so many years ago. I did change then up a tiny bit. I am not to happy with the eyes. I think they would be cuter with little button eyes, or more expressive eyes, but since they are for little ones, I guess the embroidery eyes are better and safer. The pattern also has different hat ideas.

    My husband said that lots of people at his work think I should make them to sell, and I would love that, but have no idea if such a thing would sell anymore. Or what to charge. It is so hard to compete with Walmart anymore. I used to make and sell dolls and did pretty good, but that was years ago. I have two file cabinets full of patterns I could make so I could do a big variety. Oh well, something to think about.

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    They are so cute and make a lovely doll family. Nice work.

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    Yes, you should make and sell dolls along with a baby quilt

    Have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    The pattern is called Minkee Babee. I found it on ClothDollPatterns.com. Vicki Riley is the designer. They are very similar to the dolls I used to make so many years ago. I did change then up a tiny bit. I am not to happy with the eyes. I think they would be cuter with little button eyes, or more expressive eyes, but since they are for little ones, I guess the embroidery eyes are better and safer. The pattern also has different hat ideas.

    My husband said that lots of people at his work think I should make them to sell, and I would love that, but have no idea if such a thing would sell anymore. Or what to charge. It is so hard to compete with Walmart anymore. I used to make and sell dolls and did pretty good, but that was years ago. I have two file cabinets full of patterns I could make so I could do a big variety. Oh well, something to think about.

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    They are gorgeous...and the faces are really, really sweet. I think people would definitely buy them...the quality would be way better than anything mass produced. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Very cute! Maybe make with2 quilts? 1 for doll1 for child??

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    I think there are wonderful little things.

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    They are precious.. So soft and snuggly..they will be loved

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    How adorable! I love the facial expressions! Great job!

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    Love them...and what a personalized gift!

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    Those are absolutely adorable! What a precious gift!

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    Your grand-daughter can now have two! They are beautiful.

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    awww too cute :)

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    really cute!

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    AWWW!! Those are precious!

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    Those are so cute!! You should sell them!! :-D

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    Your dolls are so very cute!

    I don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm but if you are going to sell your dolls, please be aware that there are laws regarding the labeling of any stuffed toys even homemade ones.

    http://crochet.about.com/library/blstuffedtoyregs.htm
    http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/cpsa.html
    http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/sect106.html

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    Love their little faces. Very cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieE
    Your dolls are so very cute!

    I don't mean to put a damper on your enthusiasm but if you are going to sell your dolls, please be aware that there are laws regarding the labeling of any stuffed toys even homemade ones.

    http://crochet.about.com/library/blstuffedtoyregs.htm
    http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/cpsa.html
    http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/sect106.html
    I LOVE your babies, too!!! They have that "soft needle sculptured" look to their happy little faces.
    Yes, it is now FAR more prohibitive for anyone to make and sell anything than it is to import from overseas. My Mom and I used to make and sell hand made dolls and bears. Ours were better constructed and had safer materials. These laws put Mom and Pop home crafted items off-limits.
    The same rules that apply to us don't apply to the items made available to our kids and grandkids that come from foreign sources. :thumbdown:

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    those are just darling! what a great job you do.

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    those are precious!

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