Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Meet Ruby

Do you ever fall for projects in a magazine and disappear down an unexpected route?   I did that with my rag doll.
My cousin had made a rag doll for her granddaughter, complete with a whole wardrobe of clothes.  What a good idea, I thought.  Then just as I heard about Christine's creation, I saw a pattern in the English Womens Weekly magazine.  Eventually I got the enlargement done and cut out the pieces.   And only then did I realise that I couldn't stitch this on the sewing machine and everything would need to be hand made.  
Slowly the pieces came together and she began to look like a doll.  The DBEM said she needed a name so I christened her Ruby.
Creating Ruby's head of hair - and what a boring process that is - took most of one afternoon.
Conclusions from this foray....

  • Ruby will have only this one set of clothes; a dress, knickers and shoes.  The pattern called for pajamas and slippers and I did have notions of a raincoat and boots (ha ha)
  • Ruby will never have a sibling.   I am sworn off making rag dolls!!!

10 comments:

  1. Ruby is lovely. At first glance I thought she was Japanese.

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  2. Your comments about making Ruby made me smile Margaret. I am the opposite as I only like to sew by hand - as soon as I go near a sewing machine everything goes wrong. However, the end result is very nice.

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  3. LOL... I get your message...but she is
    adorable and a worthy rag doll..

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  4. Ruby is wonderful! I love her dress and the hair is worth all the time it took to make.

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  5. Ruby Rag Doll is so sweet. Once you "recover" from making her you might enjoy sewing some more clothes.

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  6. I made a rag doll for my daughter. We called her Alice. Alice is an only child for pretty much the same reasons that Ruby is an only child.

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  7. Well while you may never make a rag doll again, you've made a very good job of making this one. I have knitted several rabbits and mice and have loved doing them, but I haven't anyone else to give them to, so no point making them any more. But the pleasure was in the making, sorry you didn't enjoy your rag doll.

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  8. I can't say I've done that in terms of seeing something in a magazine. But, I have sometimes taken a picture of something thinking I could, would or should make it......it hasn't worked out that way, lol. Ruby is cute and I have it on good authority, she wants to be an only child, lol
    Sandy's Space

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  9. Ruby looks great! I think she will behave and not get her dress dirty, so no need for a change of clothing.

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  10. Making blog rounds so thought I'd pop in and wave. Hope you're doing well.
    Sandy's Space

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