Published by Penguin on 2014-06-30
Genres: Crafts & Hobbies, General, Needlework, Stuffed Animals
Make adorable dolls and discover inspirational ideas for designs and outfits with DK's new title, Crafty Dolls. In this book, you'll find pretty patterns and basic templates. It's full of ideas for how to make rag dolls, knitted dolls, and doll clothes. Learn basic skills to knit and sew an amazing collection of clothes for a rag doll's wardrobe.
I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
You might recall a few weeks ago I hosted the Jane Bull author stop here on my blog ( read about it here ) and it was so much fun taking part in her tour.
Jane Bull knitted a doll of herself and sent it out across Canada on a blog tour to promote her newest book Crafty Dolls. Which reminds me I need to go and check the other blog stops on her tour to see what kind of fun things Jane has done.
The doll was beautiful and I have to say I wish I could knit because I would make a doll. Isn’t that doll cute?
Since getting the book I have looked at it numerous times. Wondering what kind of doll I should make because there is so many to choose from. There are Lottie rag dolls, with all kinds of clothing and accessories, there are ballerinas, a fairy doll, a night time doll, Shelly the Mermaid, Cinder/Cinderella, yarn dolls, lavender girls, doodle dolls, little Lottie’s made with felt and pillow dolls.
I have actually spotted a few things that I am going to make perhaps as gifts since they seem simple and easy and a non sewer like me probably could do. I have to say that I can sew with just a needle but when it comes to a sewing machine…ya thats a whole other story. I guess I should have paid closer attention when I was in home ec at school.
If you ever picked up a DK book you will say they are probably one of the best craft books (and actually any of the books in their line) out there because they always include beautiful photos to go with practically each step, the instructions are simple and easy to follow, the items you need to make the item is in your local store, they include tons of handy tips and so much more.
With Crafty Dolls they have included all of the above plus patterns you will need to make the dolls and in the back Jane shows you how to stitch (the various stitches you will need to complete the dolls) and knit. Which is perfect if you are picking up the book and I no clue on how to do it. Thankfully I do some cross stitching so I am getting good at that part.
If your looking for the perfect gift for some who is crafty then I highly recommend this.
Thanks Chris for sending me this.