My niece Tali recently turned eight and this is the Sally doll I made her.
The pattern is from Rosalie Quinlan Designs, although I did simplify the applique. Of course, the moment I took her outside to be photographed Oliver appeared to fulfill his quality control inspection. He seemed to approve!
Tali's favourite colour at the moment is purple. I'm pleased to say I found all the supplies to make Sally in my stash, including this ceramic button. I even managed to needleturn the heart ... it's not too bad if you don't look too closely!
I choose this muted green fabric for the pantaloons and used purple DMC thread to quilt the pinafore.
The 'scariest' part was doing the face ... I was very relieved not to mess it up!
Before she went off to live in Tali's bedroom, Sally spent some time hanging out with the first Sally I made back in February. Sally No 2 was painted with tea to give her a more aged appearance.
I also gave Tali this tin I found at Spotlight ....
and filled it with lots of crafty bits and pieces. Tali loves to create too and is gradually building up a nice little stash of supplies.