In August I wrote a post about some little dollys that I was making that would fit into an Altoid tin. The pattern was called Princess and the Pea by Larissa Holland, and although I had made two sets of Princesses, I was just not very happy with the Princess. I loved the bed and how the tins worked, but the wooden beads on the hands and feet bothered me. A few weeks ago, Shiny Happy World released a 'Christmas Elf' pattern that dealt with the bead issue - but the face just didn't feel right. What to do? Why, take the good bits from both pattern and create a hybrid . . . . now I'm happy!
And here we are, 6 sets later - I love them! I would have loved one of these when I was little. I used to make my own toys (no need to shed a tear, I just had a vivid imagination and loved making things!) I decided not to make the 'wardrobe and mirror' from the original pattern - 12 Altoid tins means an awful lot of mints!
Each dolly has a bed with four mattresses - one has the 'pea' on it, a pillowcase and a bedspread.
Here are a few more pics - just for kicks!
All the bedding fits inside a tin nicely!
This last photo reminds me of a scene from 'Gone with the Wind' where all the unmarried girls have to go upstairs and have a snooze before continuing with a daytime party.
As I have a bit of a pouch fetish, I thought that I would make these wide mouth pouches (a similar pattern can be found here on Noodlehead's blog), aaaand I'm done! Phew, that was a marathon - it was fun, but making up SIX sets was a little tiring.
Unfortunately there were some decapitations going on with the 'Frozen' fabric - I bought a half yard a squeezed all six bags out of it - along with the drastic hair cuts!
Although I made the dollys and bed in between Christmas and New Year, I didn't finish the pouches until the New Year - so these serve to be my first makes of 2015.
How are your first makes coming along?!