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


Mystery Fabric

Very strange. I turned my sewing machine on the other night and it worked perfectly again, I don’t get it. I guess it just needed some alone time. ^_^ Lol.

I wish I knew more about fabrics and their names. I purchased 2 yards of fabric from Wal Mart late last year to make my Caydi Doll and I’m out. Wal Mart appears to be out too but I keep going back to check hoping they will have it again. The thing is I don’t know what this fabric I’m looking for is called. I tried searching for the same fabric in a different color but get nothing! Maybe I’m just overlooking it all but so far no luck. A few weeks ago I was very confident it was charmeuse and order a whole whopping 10 yards of it online only to find out it was too thin and overly shiny. x.x Maybe I’ll experiment with it someday for other things though. I also made a trip to JoAnns and could not find an alternate fabric to do the job. It seems as this fabric I am looking for just disappeared. Maybe I am just being too picky but it is making me sad. >.<

Anyway I have been working on a new design for my little Hmongy pillows and I think I’m wrapping up on it soon. Maybe I’ll have it to share in the next few weeks!?

Have a great day!