Friday, March 15, 2013

Pregnant Mama Doll Tutorial: a Kona Solids Challenge

I was recently invited by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop to participate in the Kona Solids Challenge over at their blog! I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do.  While I constantly admire the works of others in solids, I find that I tend towards prints myself.  So, given 4 solids to work with and asked to produce a project, I was surprised how quickly inspiration came to me!  Perhaps it was the fleshy tone of the Kona butter, or the happy Kona corn yellow, but immediately I thought they were perfect to make dolls for my daughters.  And then I recalled a "pregnant" doll that I had seen in cyberspace at some point, and I knew exactly what to do!  This doll is perfect for all little girls who what to be like their Moms, and would make the perfect gift for a "big sister" or "big brother" to-be!

The Baby doll tucks up inside under the dress to make the Mama "pregnant"....




 

.....and can be "born" and loved!  You have the option to add Baby to a string (I know my daughters would loose it, otherwise!).






I also added instructions for a little baby sling to help Mama Doll tote Baby around.




The pattern can be modified to create a non-pregnant female doll by omitting the baby and maternity dress, or why not make a little boy doll by also leaving out the buns?  There are many options, choose one to suit you!

The full tutorial and the PDF templates is over at the Sew Sisters Blog.  Hop on over and check it out!  They are also running a giveaway for a pack of the same Kona solids that I used in the challenge!  Just leave a comment on their blog post to enter.

Enjoy!


10 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Roll on the comments about the 'born' bit...I'm waiting ;-)

Pam said...

U R SO CLEVER !! love it xoxo

Svetlana said...

What a fun, amazing idea Kristie. Love that baby and how it can be "born". Adorable.
BTW, something totally unrelated, Ryan said to me today I would never want to be a dentist. I hate brushing my teeth and if I had to brush other people's teeth for them on top of it I would just hate that :)

Katie B said...

Aw...this is so cute!

Terri said...

Cute, but the string grosses me out.
Hugs

Shay said...

Such a clever idea and cute to boot!

Poppyprint said...

You are way too clever! Fantastically fun idea!

Little Blue Mouse said...

This really made me laugh, I don't think I could leave the umbilical cord on like that!

traceyjay said...

this is way too cute and clever. I should think your hubs is also proud of this doll?

Melanié said...

Soooo cute :)


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