Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Books for Making Dolls

I just checked out (again) from the library the book Rag Dolls and How to Make Them edited by Dorothea Hall where I got the pattern for Abigail's doll. I was so excited that it wasn't destroyed in the recent flood. I thought I'd share some of the books I've found for doll and toy making in the past year.


Some of these books are still in print, but it looks like they can all be ordered used from amazon. I know there are a lot of new doll and softie books, but I haven't been able to find them at my libary and I doubt they'll get them anytime soon. I just thought I'd share my list with you so you can check your local library if you're so inclined. Enjoy!

5 comments:

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Which library do you frequent? Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comments on my post :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I use the Louisville Free Public Library and our usual branch is Jeffersontown, although I also like Fern Creek and Bon Air. J-town is closest to our home and I've been using that branch for nine years.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if I should make a doll for Seth. He keeps making other things into babies--baseballs, toy cars. He wrapped a baseball up in a washcloth and said he was putting the baby in the Moby Wrap. It was so funny. But I don't know if he would like a "real" doll if I made him one.

UK lass in US said...

I've planned on making my daughter a doll for about a year now. Maybe this Christmas will be the year it happens...

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Jennifer, it's hard to say, but this pattern is so simple and easy that I don't think it would bother you too much if he didn't like it. And you can make it look more "masculine" if you feel that would help.