Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Favorite Re-run...the Making of Morgan Caroline

It's time for Sunday Favorite re-run by Chari over @ happytodesign be sure and check out all of the other great re-runs on her page.....
I am reposting a post that I did right after I started blogging, It is called the Making of Morgan Caroline.
Last year I decided to try my hand at making dolls again, I plan on giving a blow by blow in pictures as I progress on it, so here's the step by step process as I did it and it is now finished, I haven't made a doll since the early 80. Hope you enjoy following along on this journey with me. I had purchased the doll body from Marie At MamawCreations, so all I had to do was stuff it and go from there. Sure saved alot of time cutting and sewing. Check out her great shop full of patterns, doll bodies and dolls already maded.
First I sewed the body and stuffed it. Then I painted on her cute little face....she looks deformed

Step 2; I stuffed then added the arms and legs I also painted the legs blue stripped and the shoes black ahhh, she's starting to come together....
Step 3, I made dress from material of choose. I used a pattern I bought from MamawCreations

Step 4, I added hair I used blond yarn and a large needle and sewed the hair in by adding one row of yarn over the top seam, and then made her ponytails.

last step is to make her apron and there you have Morgan Caroline

She is now in the home of my Granddaughter Morgan Caroline...


  1. I've enjoyed my first visit here tonight.
    Love the photo of the fella petting the cat...and the saying below! Have a great weekend...May God bless America.

  2. You made that doll look easy! Cute little dress too!

  3. Oh, I LOVE Morgan Caroline.

    PS - - did you put this post on the Mr. Linky over at Chari's? 'Cause I didn't find it there.

  4. I love the doll! I made a doll for my GD and hope to make some more. Cloth dolls are so cuddly! I also love your military pictures. My son is in Iraq right now.

  5. What a sweet doll! You are very talented! ((Hugs))

  6. Just darling ...may you have a wonderful memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. The doll is just adorable, and you made it look so easy to do, again you are so talented !
    Have a blessed Sunday, dear friend.

  8. Wow, I just got all carried away in your blog! I learned how to make photograph pillows, special soap, paint snowmen on wine glasses, and make adorable little hats out of socks!
    A bonanza!
    The doll is precious and I am sure your granddaughter will cherish it forever!
    Nice to meet you!

  9. Hi Molly, your little doll is so sweet. I make dolls also and isn't it fun? I made them for craft shows for years.

    Happy Sunday Favorites.


  10. Hello Molly...

    So glad that you joined in with Sunday Favorites again this week, my friend!!!

    I just love this post!!! I love dolls and I love making dolls (although its been a number of years since I have made any)! I really enjoyed seeing the creation of Morgan Caroline...she turned out beautifully! I bet you had fun making her! Ohhh...and then to learn that she was a gift to your granddaughter Morgan Caroline was the "icing on the cake"! I would have loved to see the look on your little granddaughter's face when she got this doll...made specially for her from her Grandma! That's just precious!

    I remember one doll that I made for my youngest daughter...I used yarn for the hair and wanted the hair to be long and curly! Oh boy was that a challenge but I had so much fun creating it! I looped each strand of the top the loops were short and as I went down the head of the doll, I made the loops longer and longer! It really turned out cute! I bought a doll trunk and made all kinds of outfits for her doll! Sooo much fun! Now all of my three daughters are grown and I haven't made a doll for a long time!

    Thanks again for sharing this post...sure brought back some sweet memories for me!!!
    Hope that you're having a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend, my friend!



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