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Wednesday 11 April 2012

You're a doll DIY

While sitting in the sun last week I had an idea, which then developed into Easter presents for two of my favorite

I would love to make many more of these dolls, but I have to wait first for the transfer paper to arrive.

So, in the meantime, here is a DIY for you:

Start by selecting a photo of the person you want to turn into a doll.
My photos were about 14 cm times 20 cm (5.5 by 7.8 inches), so that they would fit onto my last sheet of transfer paper,
but you can make them any size you want.


After doing a test print, print it onto your transfer paper. For more info how to work with transfer paper check here:

Then use your iron to transfer the pictures onto the fabric:

I didn't have a pattern to make the dolls, but just cut out a piece of white fabric for the back of the head and two pieces of colorful fabric for the body. As you can see, my cat was very interested in the process :-):

Sew the head onto the body (right sides facing each other). I included a piece of lace to hide the neckline. Then sew the back of the head onto the back of the body.
Afterwards sew the back and the front together, again with the right sides facing each other. Leave an opening at the bottom:

Then start to add arms and whatever else you would like to add (pockets, belt, accessories...).
I glued the arms on, but if you would like to sew them on do it before sewing the back and the front together. Stuff your dolls and hand stitch the opening at the bottom:

Enjoy your dolls!

Lots of love and a beautiful day,


P.S. I am linking to these lovely parties.

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  1. That is the cutest thing ever!!! :) xoxo- Rachel

  2. :-D. Oh Jutta, Eva turned out beautiful! Esther is being loved more and more ;-).

    Have a lovely day

    Lots of love

  3. Lovely DIY! Very creative. Thank for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. Those are SO fun! Pinning--definitely need to try out that sometime!

  5. Oh my goodness, this is too great!! :) haha
    If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up here:
    Have a great week!

  6. This are so much fun! What a great gift idea...for the person who has everything!

  7. Oh, my cute! I need a few of these!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. These are so funny! I love this idea and I'm sure my little girl would love it...once she's a wee bit older. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. WOW!!!
    I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

  10. such a loving and magical idea ~ soooo creative ~ bet they loved them! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

    You might consider linking up with my Magical Monday Meme ~ thanks ^_^

  11. What adorable dolls. I would love to make three, one of me and my two daughters. Too cute!

    Linking from Katherine's Corner.

    Ricki Jill

  12. That is so creative! Great idea.

  13. That is such a creative idea!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  14. My daughter would so love these of her and her friends to put in her room. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  15. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky!

  16. sooo fun!! I love this idea! thanks!

  17. These are freakin great!!!!! So cute, thoughtful, and fun!
    Kim@ Too Much time

    1. Thanks so much dear Kim! And of course also thanks for hosting this cool party. I love your blog!
      Big hug

  18. I am featuring this tomorrow on the blog! Thanks for linking up! xoxo- Rachel

  19. Beautiful and fun! We have to try this!

  20. What a fun idea!!! Thanks for linking up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

  21. Very cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  22. These are so funny, in the most adorable sort of way :)

    amy @

  23. HOw fun!! I love the photos you chose, so much personality in them! Great idea to turn them into a doll. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  24. Such a great idea! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. I love to see what you share on your blog.

  25. Such a cute craft!! thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

  26. What a great personalized gift! I bet they loved it!

  27. These are so fun! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

  28. New follower from blog hop! These dolls look so fun! My daughter would love them. Thanks for sharing!

  29. These are so fun! We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

  30. These are seriously so fun and cute! Thanks for sharing them on Show Off Saturday!


  31. Haha how fun!!! Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday

  32. How fun!! thanks for share at SweetTalkin' Sunday!!

  33. These are the most adorable and fun dolls EVER!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  34. I just thought these were so fun that I had to feature them over at Etcetorize this week. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and link up again. Party's on now~

  35. Love these little guys! How fun! I think my favorite part are their accessories! Thanks for sharing with us, they are so cute!~

    Take care,


  36. Hi there, I'm following you now from the sharing time blog hop. What a great blog you have, I look forward to reading more. Stop by sometime and check out my new blog at

  37. These are hilarious and adorable! :) I will HAVE to make some of these for my girls...or maybe the whole fam! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  38. You are too funny! I love these pillows and think they would make great gifts for almost any occasion!


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