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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Hmong Pillow Collection

After planning on them for the past few months, I believe I am finally ready to share my Hmong pillows. I made three pillows representing my favorite Hmong hats. Although not exactly true to the real thing, anyone can probably pick out the resemblance. I’m so tickle to have these pillows completed and shared on here. Here they are!

These pillows are also at my Etsy shop.

There is one more hat I would like to add to the collection so I might have another update on these later on in the month. I hope you enjoy these pillows!

I was also viewing my Hmong clothing this morning and admiring all the detail work my mom had put time into making. It’s amazing how there are so many little hand stitches! I don’t have the patience for it and for the past few years I’ve tried making my very own Hmong outfit multiple times but it never goes well. I wish I would have paid more attention to my mom when she was teaching us girls how to sew and cross stitch! If she were closer, I’d bug her to teach me again. If anyone has tips in making traditional Hmong clothing, I’d love to hear em! Thank you!

Doodles to Pillows

These are the first pillows I made a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make but I did some quick doodles and before the night was over I had my first tiny little pillow. The girl wears a traditional purple Hmong turban and the boy has a black cap. I hand stitch the small ones and then sewed the two bigger ones. The small ones are about size 5×5 and 4×4. The larger ones are 16×16. I originally didn’t have a tiny little sweat bullet on the boy in my drawing but decided to add it in once I made it because my husband recommend it. 🙂 The big pillow however also doesn’t have the sweat bullet because I didn’t have any good fabric color to represent it! I’m planning on revising the design and making it better. Aren’t they cute though?