I wanted to make a little something for my cousin's little girl for her 2nd birthday...
a hunt through my pattern collection turned up this adorable (and super easy) rag doll.
A second hunt, this time through my stash of fabrics,
and I knew the doll would have 'red' hair (in honour of her Nana Jan, I might add!)
The hair is made of knotted fabric...and has earned her the name of Dana (after my sister-in-law,
as her hair is similar, according to little Lucia and her Uncle Reece, who named her).
The eyes are appliqued, with hand-stitched edging and lashes.
The mouth is also hand-stitched.
The doll is about 21" (53cm) tall.
The pattern, called 'Pip', was from Australian Patchwork and
Stitching magazine, Vol 11 No 1 2010.