W.I.P. Friday = Monster almost done!

Well, Amelia’s ugly girl is almost finished. I just need to stitch on the flower and add the spare eye to the other hand and she’s all ready to wrap and stick under the tree. Amelia hasn’t seen her yet and I am looking forward to her discovering it on Christmas morning. I made a late change to the design by adding a tooth – at Amelia’s request. Here’s the original drawing again:

While I haven’t made an exact copy (which perhaps would have been nice – a little like Lizette’s work) she is soft and cuddly and similar enough to an Ugly Doll, which I think is what Amelia was trying to capture in her drawing anyway. Now I just need to finish Lily’s doll and we’re set. It’s taking me so long this year!

50 Responses to “W.I.P. Friday = Monster almost done!”

  1. madeline@epprinting.com

    You nailed the UglyDoll look. Wow I’m impressed. And what’s more I think you really captured Amelia’s drawing. You are so inspiring. I wish I could do that for my kids. It is so incredibly special that you can give them such amazing handmade treasures. Wow.

  2. suzeekinz@gmail.com

    Fabulous! You have done her proud! Keep that drawing forever – to show her when she’s older what you made for her 🙂 She’s one very lucky little girl! (and you are one lovely Mummy!)

  3. shiny.art@gmail.com

    How wonderful. I saw all the things you make based on those great drawings your kids make. You make it look so easy (I know it’s not).

  4. leetusdesigns@optusnet.com.au

    Oh Claire..that is sooooo cool!! She is going to be so happy and excited that you “made” her drawing. I would have loved that as a kid..please let us know what she says!

  5. pmci7823@bigpond.net.au

    Absolutely gorgeous ugly doll. I am sure your daughter will absolutely love it. Must keep as an heirloom I think, although I am sure she will carry it everywhere with her.

  6. ineedsleepzzz@yahoo.co.uk

    this is just so so so cute that i had to drop a comment 🙂 i love your musings, your crafts and your illustrations (:

  7. blades7816@yahoo.com

    Wow, all I can say is your so talented! Amazing amazing amazing!

  8. kateri@wi.rr.com

    I love the idea of bringing children’s art to life. It’s inspired!! Your daughter will absolutely love this. Oh my does this give me ideas…

  9. mrscakehole@hotmail.com

    Oh, that is so sweet! Amelia and Lily are very lucky girls to have their dreams brought to life like that!

  10. angierosas@sbcglobal.net

    It’s so amazing that you can do this for Amelia.

  11. info@karenjinks.co.uk

    My son is always trying to get me to make up his creations in felt, but I’m not half as good at it as you, this is soooo gorgeous, you have really captured the spirit of her drawing, bet she will love it to pieces!!

  12. vibegrrl@hot995.com

    I think it’s a *perfect* translation of the drawing!! It totally captures what Amelia was going for AND perfectly compliments the UGLY Dolls. That could BE one of the Ugly dolls! I think you did a FABULOUS job! She’s going to LOVE it!

  13. imac@devon22.wanadoo.co.uk

    Until I started “blogging” I had no idea of the scale of all this craft work that seems to be going on. You people are extreemly talented and make blogs a nice thing to look at and read. Well done.

  14. megan@megancreates.com

    So lovely! You translated her sketch so well! You have a budding product designer on your hands! Not only will she love it because it’s so cool, but because YOU made it and she helped.

  15. none@none.com

    😀 awesome idea…reminds me of this thing they did in canada: tiny kids got to design their own merry-go-round animals….and the result was whimsical and adorable, just like your creation.

  16. wardomatic@comcast.net

    Oh Claire, I love this! You know I would, too, right? I love Ameila’s original drawing — what a great creative mind she’s got there. And you’ve done an incredible job in recreating her little monster in 3D form. Love it.

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