The baby on the left is named Star. She is going to be donated to the Sasha Doll Festival next year.
Mommy was too busy this week to make us the coat we wanted. She made two snowsuits for the Sasha babies, and she finished a Christmas ornament cross stitch.
We all thought she would start the coat pattern today, because she did purchase some pretty green yarn to knit with this week, but instead, she went on the computer to look for doll stands. Now that our beds have moved into our house, there is a whole shelf left empty in the glass door bookcase. Mommy wants to put her small dolls in there, and decided she needed more doll stands so they would not fall over. But when she saw it costs about thirty dollars to ship doll stands to our address, on top of the price of the stands, she decided to make her own instead.
She found some lids left from our cat litter jugs, some mini popsicle sticks, dowels and our hot glue gun. Then, she went to the hardware store, and purchased some small bolt washer thingies.
First, she measured one of the dolls from the bottom of her feet to her crotch area. Second, she glued the bolt washer to the centre of the cat litter lid.
Third, she cut two 1 inch/2.5 cm pieces from the mini popsicle sticks. Then, she cut off the ends of more mini popsicles sticks about 3/4″/1.7 cm long, until she had four pieces the same size.
Fourth, she glued the dowel into the bolt washer. Then, she glued the two 1″ pieces to each side of the dowel, at the top.
Fifth, she glued two of the end pieces together, and then she glued the other two end pieces together. After that, she glued each of these pieces between the two 1″ pieces glued to the dowel. She was making a saddle shape for the doll to sit on.
Mommy made four stands today, three for her 8″ dolls, and one for her 10″ doll.
She painted two of the stands white and two of them brown. Here they are with their first coats of paint. When the stands are dry, Mommy is going to give each of them a coating of varnish to seal the paints, so none will transfer any colour to the dolls. She is going to put a “blanket” of felt or flannel over the saddle of the tallest stand, so the wood won’t snag her 10″ doll’s nylon stockings.
Here is a photo of how one of the dolls sits/stands on a stand. Mommy is really pleased with how her doll stands turned out!