What are Dottie Dolls you ask? I didn't know until about a month ago. These are small handmade stuffed creations. How did they get their name? A woman named Dot started making them!
Basics about Dottie Dolls: usually about 3-4 inches long, stuffed, fabric (any type), has "tail" (looks like leg or legs), hair and a face which is usually a separate piece from the body.
Most of them have hangers so that they can decorate any space.
My FIRST Dottie Doll was made for a swap. She is a "snowgirl" Dottie doll:
I used white felt and tried to keep the snowgirl theme by using french knots for her eyes and mouth. I used tiny buttons on her body. And a length of chenile fiber for a scarf. Her "tail" (or legs) are made from a miniature snowflake garland!
Her hair is wild and crazy. It is made from gold metallic fun fur fiber.
Here is a close-up of her face, an orange brad for her nose. Some green holly leaves are put in her hair for decoration. I used pinking shears to cut out the body from white felt. I hand stitched it in a quick running stitch around the edges and took about 3 small cotton balls to stuff her!
My second Dottie Doll -- Dottie with a Heart / Valentine doll is also for a swap. She also uses white felt for the body, but this time her body is cut in the shape of a heart. It is difficult to see with the hair and bow in the way.
She was especially fun as I tried to use as much "heart"-shaped items as I could. The ends of her tail have large heart-shape beads, she has a red heart button for her heart, and the bow in her hair has red hearts on it. I used the same technique when sewing this dottie doll as the first one. If I was using fabric, I would have sewn inside out and then stuffed. I am having fun with the felt.
Here is the back of the Dottie with a Heart showing her long flowing hair! I had this very fun fiber with pinks & purple in it and thought I'd use it for her hair!
After you assemble all the supplies, these take about 1 hour to complete (maybe less).
Why don't you try a dottie doll today?