I finally accomplished my goal of making my own doll and doll pattern. I have had the doll half sewn for about a month and a half just waiting for some motivation to finish her. That motivation came the weekend we moved, when my friend informed me her 2 year old's birthday was the following weekend. I thought immediately of my half finished doll.
Of course in my haste to finish her the night before the party I forgot to take any pictures. The one above was taken in the car on the way to the party. I also bought a bubble wand, coloring book, and crayons.
I'm always nervous about giving homemade gifts because I never know how they will be received, however I have come to the conclusion that I need to trust my instincts and go with it because when little Korea opened the doll the first thing she did was hug her. I was so excited to see the smile on her face, made the late night sewing completely worth it.
I'm actually a little excited to try a second pattern and doll, maybe a boy this time. I wish I knew how to make patterns into pdf format and I would happily post it for other's to print.