Favorite Toys | Vintage Fabric Doll

A lot of people ask me what toys and craft projects end up being favorites in our house. One of the hits has been these vintage fabric dolls that I made a year and a half ago. My daughter really latched onto hers, and has slept with it every night since, taking it on vacations and all around town. It’s gone a little limp, but she won’t let me add more stuffing because she likes to carry it over her arm. Pretty cute! You never know what they’re going to like.

Here are some of the old photos.






  1. Amy
    August 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

    What a cute idea. I'll have to make one someday. The twins are getting so big!

  2. August 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Awe, that is so sweet. This post totally made me smile and reminded me of my sister, who used to carry around a handmade dinosaur everywhere she went. Cute, cute! ~F

  3. August 10, 2011 at 5:40 am

    So simple, so beautiful!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

  4. August 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Awesomeness.. awesomeness in a blog!

  5. August 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    And if you had filled it with wheat, you can heat it up in the microwave as a warm snuggly before bed. That shape is perfect (and so cute) as a wheat bag.

  6. August 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Great idea... those two are pretty dang cute too! -Kate

  7. August 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks everyone. Great ideas! It would be really cool to make something like this and fill it with wheat for warming. Nice!

  8. August 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I had a rectangular doll that my grandma crocheted for me when I was little that I just loved. I have often wondered what happened to Penny! These remind me of her (sniff)!

  9. January 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    What a cool idea, my daughter spotted this as I was browsing your site and loved it-so I think I'll be trying my own version soon- very cool. :)

  10. November 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

    [...] the twins were younger, I made these vintage fabric dolls. They still sleep with them almost four years later. Yesterday I decided little E and I better make [...]

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