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Today I have a fun book that has me wanting to build dolls or teach a class about making dolls. I can’t say that teaching a bunch of girls is way high on my list of things to do… but this book has my inspired to perhaps break out of my comfort zone. The book “Doll Crafts” by Laurie Carlson.
Why does this book inspire such confidence in me, an ungirlie girl, who doesn’t like to sew or do dolly type stuff? The variety of dolls to make. And the detail they put into describing how to put them together.
And then there’s the patterns and the variety in accessories that even “I” should be able to make. Clothes and puppies and patterns, houses and glasses and even hair! It’s a cornucopia of ideas.
Not only that, the table of contents makes it very easy to find what you are looking for. Two pages, divided into the following sections.
- Welcome to the Workshop: doll markers toolbox
- The Adventure Begins: Dolls (this section is further divided into 15 subsections)
- Dress them up: Doll Clothes and Accessories
- Home Sweet Home: Dollhouses
I think about this book, and then consider some of the Popsicle crafts I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately and I think wouldn’t that make a fun class to teach?
You need to check out some of the details on each page.
Laurie Carlson has done a stellar job of putting together this doll craft book for children. Clear instructions, lots of patterns, complete materials lists, history of the doll being made, and child friendly language. Makes it a worthwhile book to get for your creative youngsters, or their parents who want the fun of making dolls for their children. Can’t you just see your girls (or yourself) enjoying this book?
Doll Crafts: A kid's guide to making simple dolls, clothing, accessories, and houses. Laurie Carlson Chicago Review Press Crafts, dolls, do it yourself, youth trade paperback, 138 pages Reviewed for Chicago Review Press. Where can you find it?: Amazon Link.