I thought I would try to share the custom doll process through a blog as I make them so you can see the process and anything else I feel might be good to say :)
Welcome to The Crafty Elm! I am Hannah and I design, sew and stuff the dolls and toys at The Crafty Elm.
Not to do my family a disservice , they are part of the action too. My Husband Tim helps out when he can- chief unpicker!(luckily not often needed!but he has more patiences for it than me), he helped make all the original screen printing equipment and helps with all the testing and anything else I need! and most importantly brings me cups of tea in the evening while I sew or gives the kids breakfast in the morn if I need to do some business before he goes to Work himself, like this morning!
My children are chief testers/models and give me loads of feed back and really put their dolls through their paces! and still come to the machine and order more dolls! :)
In the past I have hired a pattern cutter and really miss her! Hello Catherine , if you are reading this :) you were so good! but had to let her go when we moved house and haven't found a replacement yet!
So we'll start with the original Daddy doll above! I made these two dolls for my kids. My Husband has ginger hair and glasses :) Not hard to capture in a doll !
Since I have made loads more for them. 'John' doll below (looks like a friend of ours)
and the latest doll for birthday! (can you guess who it's based on? ! and one of the first Mummy dolls being taken to see the chickens at the allotment!
They do have more than this but the are all over the house and car so don't often come all together but did have a photoshoot with the current one's in the shop this weeks so I will leave you with a pic of that! :)