Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let's Craft! How about a Dammit Doll.

A Dammit Doll is an adorable conversation piece which can easily be crafted in about an hour. This little cutie makes a great addition to your own home, or, as a gift for friends or relatives. The one I made measures approx 8 inches long and 5 inches wide. I filled mine with polyfil, however, you could also stuff the doll with dried herbs, such as lavender buds, or a combination of polyfil and dried herbs, to add a nice aroma. If using dried herbs, be particularly careful to make your stitches small enough so the herbs won't slip out between the stitches. I used muslin material, however, any material is acceptable. Calico is a popular choice. I used pinking shears to decrease the liklihood of the material fraying, however, you could use regular scissors if pinking shears were not available.

To make this project you will need:

12 x 12 piece of any type of material
Small piece of pink, blue and black felt
Matching thread or embroidery floss
Polyfil (double handful should be sufficient) and  or dried herbs
Small piece of ribbon
Doll Body Pattern (I tried to attach a pattern but couldn't get it to work. Watch the video to see the pattern. It is very simple and easy to draw by hand)
Paper to print poem on

The poem:

          DAMMIT DOLL
When you want to climb the wall,
And stand right up and shout.
There's a little Dammit doll
You cannot do without.
Just grasp it firmly by the legs,
And find a place to slam it.
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!

If Dammit is not a word you say
Then twist its little neck
And shout out repeatedly
Oh Heck, Oh Heck, Oh Heck!

And once you’re done abusing it
Just sit it on the shelf.
But hug it first, as I’d hug you
If I were there myself.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is the cutest!! Great video too. You make it look so easy and fun! Thanks!