I started making Darci's daughter a doll blanket for her Christmas gift ... then it got moved back to a belated Christmas gift ... then it finally made it to her for a birthday gift ... hey, it was on time for her birthday! And I also made a doll to go with the quilt.
I used the Black Apple Doll Pattern found on Martha Stewart. I'll tell you - that is one fidgety pattern. If I had to do it again (which I may never) then I'll enlarge the pattern a LOT more to make it easier to fit all the appendages in when you have to stuff everything inside to sew her closed. Her arms and legs were so frustrating to attach, consequently her legs are a little off centered and her arms hang a little too low. Oh well, hopefully Gwenie won't mind!
I used felt for her hair and added pigtails even though the pattern didn't call for them - Gwen always is wearing pigtails. :) I embroidered her face on and then gave her little bows in her hair that matched her leggings.
The quilt was lots easier in comparison and was fun to put together - because I used a bunch of 2" scraps and made it a little rainbow-y.
On the back of the quilt I used long strips and made another rainbow:
And then bound it in some rainbow-y fabric that matched pretty well with all the colors. There was also a little pillow with matching pillowcase, you can see her resting her sweet head on the pillow here, all tucked in with her quilt.
It was also Darci's birthday recently (um, in January) and I made her a few quick little things to throw into Gwen's package.
A little stuffed owl, a felt needle book & a mini little fabric basket filled with fabric! Thanks for letting me steal that last picture off your Flickr, Darc!