Purple Doll

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This is one of the various Mushroom People that I made. There really wasn’t much intention to make each doll look like a mushroom, but I used a pattern that did create a little Mushroom Person that is named “Toadie.” After making him, I felt that I could do more with the pattern. I didn’t give this little guy a name. He stands about 8 inches tall which is much shorter then Toadie. But he was made from a much finer yarn. This pattern was a lot of fun to play with. I gave this one a jacket and used smaller ratio eyes. These eyes are kinda neat. The way that the light reflects from them makes it look like it has a white pupil, but they don’t. It can be a little creepy though because it makes it look like the doll is always looking at you…

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Overall, I’m happy with how he came out and I will most likely continue to use this pattern to make other dolls.

One of the things that I like is that there is plenty of room for me to stitch on some detailing that gives each doll a unique look and makes it an artistic project. I could easily put on someone’s name for a personal touch or it could be left blank.

I have been thinking about making one that looks like he has sheet music on his stomach. But that’s a back burner idea since I have several other things that I want to get made this year. I always have a long list of things to make which keeps my hooks busy, but there is never enough time to make every idea that comes into my head…

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One of the fun things is that the hat isn’t attached. I don’t know why this amuses me so endless… but it does.

I think that I will have to give the next one that I make some hair under his hat. Or I could stitch a design onto his head that compliments the one on his stomach. So far, I haven’t done anything under the hat, but I think there is a lot of potential there.

The other idea is to make several different hats that the same doll can wear, but that seems to need me to come up with a way to make the doll removable clothing with several different outfits to go with each hat.

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The hat is made from 2 domes that are sown together and then stuffed. This gives it a solid shape and a more 3D quality to it that can not be achieved with just a single dome. The other thing about having 2 domes is that you can stitch the pattern on the outer dome without worrying about it showing on the inside of the hat. It makes for a cleaner finished product. Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the hat.

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