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kitty doll tutorial

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Some children are doll children. Some children are stuffed animal children. I was a stuffed animal child, and so are my nieces, the giddy recipients of these here kitty dolls.
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For those of you who have a stuffed animal child of your own, here's a quick tutorial along with the additional pattern pieces to make one (or two, or three) for yourself  your child. (Do make sure that you print it out at 100%, or else you will find yourself with a very large-featured cat.) You will also need to purchase the fabulous Wee Wonderfuls "Kit, Chloe and Louise" doll pattern to make the rest of the doll body and little outfits.

felt fish for each kitty doll

I used this tutorial to make the pillows and pillow cases, although my doll quilts are different. Each kitty received its very own wool felt goldfish, which was presented in typical goldfish style - a plastic bag filled with "water" (blue marbles sold by the bag in the floral/candle section of a local Ben Franklin.)

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Again, just to have all of the info in one post, the doll bunk bed and double doll chair came from Meadow Weeds Farm, whose prices and workmanship are excellent. I made muslin mattresses to fit the beds' dimensions - a simple sew, stuff, and tie with embroidery thread operation.

The whole get up only cost me the price of the blue marbles and the furniture (which my parents actually paid for, so the gift was a joint venture.) All of the fabric requirements were small, and I simply dumped out my scrap bag and found everything I needed.

Let me know if you make your own!