Doll #3

The two previous dolls I shared and sold have names now! Crystal and Addison. The girls who received the dolls looked so happy and that was a great feeling being the creator!

I’ll be honest when I was younger, dolls never were my thing. I had these eerie feelings they would come alive and you know, run around with a knife in their hands. Haha. 😀 One year my oldest sister bought me a porcelain doll that played music, it was beautiful and I named her Juliet but deep down inside it freaked me out. I think I still have it and it might…be in the closet packed away? 😉 I’ll look one of these days to see if it is there. Anyway what I was saying was that I never thought I’d be sewing dolls since they freaked me out so much as a child. There is definitely a rewarding feeling I get when I make my dolls and I have come to appreciate the work and craftsmanship that is behind each handmade doll. Roughly estimating, one doll takes me about 12 hours to make if I do it non stop and skip meals completely! Whew, that’s a lot of time!

I started working on another doll shortly after Crystal and Addison. She is the same as the other two just with a few small difference in her clothing. I will be listing her at Etsy soon. Here she is. I wonder what her future owner will name her? For now she will be Caydi. 😉

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My Hmongy Doll – Cayla

She’s here! She’s here! She’s finally here! Cayla is here! That’s right, my first Hmong Doll – Cayla! My Sis in law named her and I think it’s a perfect match.

I always get really excited when I finish a project because I get to share it with everyone but this little doll just makes me so happy! When I look at Cayla, I just can’t help but admire her.

Cayla is 12 inches tall and is made from a soft knit fabric and stuffed with polyfil. She has enough clothing to make three combinations which are all removable. She also has two aprons, two headbands, a pair of cute shoes, two bracelets and a necklace. Oh, and a head full of hair! My goodness, if you read my last post, then you know how long it took me to get the hair done. -_-” All her hair is free flow, so it can be styled and played with. I will be selling this little doll at my Etsy shop and hope that a lucky little girl out there will be able to soon have Cayla to hold and play with!

MyHmongyDoll - Cayla

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