December 12, 2011

Not Tuesday With Tag - I Think I Did It...

By bansheehouseofmake on Etsy
I have told you an interminable number of many times that I can't make a doll. But one of the items on my To Do list is a stuffed toy. So, I ask you this question..."Can a stuffed toy be a doll?"

I looked on etsy and found this little monster. Would you considered this a doll for some lucky child?
Created by quiltedblissbynadine
Then, I found this stuffed toy. How about it? Is this considered a doll?

I bet you're wondering why I'm asking this, aren't you? Well, my little red-haired granddaughter has fallen in love with one particular corgi. She talks about Tag all the time and even draws pictures of him, so I decided I had to try to make a stuffed toy for her, and my Little Man would be the perfect subject!
I took this photograph and printed it on cotton fabric with my inkjet printer. It really was easy as pie.
I decided to use a beautiful, hand-dyed wool felt for the back. I cut around the image, leaving a 1/4 for sewing and joined the front to the back (right sides together) leaving a small area (between his front and back leg) for turning.
I stuffed "Stay Tag" (that's what I've called him!) with a silk-blend fill so that it was really firm and then stitched the opening closed.

"Stay Tag" measures approximately 8" tall (including his ears!). He'll be just the right size for a little red-haired girl to carry around with her to remind her of her favorite corgi.

The question remains. Is a stuffed toy a doll, and if so, have I finally accomplished the impossible? Can I make a doll? I'll be anxious to know what you think!
I'm going to see Tag tomorrow, so this week you'll be able to read about him on Thursday. I'm so excited I probably won't sleep tonight! I promise a nauseating number lots of pictures!
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Sharon said...

Donna,

Your stuffed corgi is fantastic. I love it! What in the world will you come up with next.

Kiss Tag several times on each ear for Arabelle and me!

Ellie's Country Accents said...

"Stay Tag" is toooo cute! Gives me an idea for my granddaughter. She loves my Aussie. I consider your efforts a style of doll. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Ellie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, Donna! Stuffed Tag is adorable! She is going to Love him! You are very clever! I am so excited for you to get to see Tag. Please give him a hug and kiss from me! Twyla

Dani said...

Definitely a doll...very clever and I am sure your granddaughter will adore him....

Chris said...

Yes! Donna can make a doll! Absolutely darling and you've opened up a whole new line of dollmaking for us......hahaha. Love it.....

Lesley UK said...

Hi Donna, to answer your question, can a stuffed toy be a doll? Well, can a corgi be a cat. See? Simple! Now can I get back to pondering the meaning of life? lol. Blessings

Carol said...

FAB idea, and yup, you made a doggy doll!!

xx, Merry Christmas

MosaicMagpie said...

Stay Tag is adorable, doll or toy?
I think it is a stuffed bundle of love!
Deb

GerryART said...

Yep! Donna, you CAN make a doll.
In fact, I do believe you just have made your first doll.
Tag is so dang cute.
hugs
Gerry

Michelle May said...

Yep! You have successfully made a doll! Love it to and I know the little red haired wee one will!
xx

downsize said...

So cute Donna! But...I was looking forward to "Tag" camp photos :) I vote YES to it being a doll. A little girl will carry it around, tuck it in at night.

Jan M said...

No matter whether it is called a doll or stuffed toy, your granddaughter will know it as love! So clever. Hope you did get some sleep, so you will be safe driving to see Tag and able to enjoy each and every fun moment!

Patty said...

Clever idea You can call it a toy or a doll, anyway it cute as a button!

Sewing In CT said...

I love Stay Tag! I want one! Toni

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, She will love her Tag and I can see her carrying him every place that she goes. Tag is so cute and isn't it amazing what we can do when we set our minds to it. Have a great day and I will be waiting to see pictures of Tag. Your Missouri Friend.

Queenie Believe said...

What a wonderful Stay Tag stuffed animal!! Your little red head is going to be over the moon about it.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Terri Sue said...

oh donna,
stay tag is absolutely adorable! are you taking orders? give tag a big hug and kiss from his auntie terri sue even though he has no idea who i am. i know who he is and that's all that matters. (i have a little red-headed granddaughter too.)

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