I've been wanting to make some Black Apple Dolls for a while now. I showed my mom the Martha tutorial, she said lets do it now. I also showed her my favorite set on Inside a black apple blog, of a doll and her bear. She said lets do it again, I hadn't thought about the possibility of making a bear myself, I just wished she had one for sale on her etsy site. But here are the finished dolls, of Nan dolly, and her bear.
Sure they aren't quite as great as the real thing, but she did the tutorial with Martha so you don't have to feel guilty at all about making them. Not to mention most of her things for sale is her art, not dolls. I really love some of the art, like Red Riding Hood, do you think Nan will dress up in a red cape for Halloween one year? I hope. It would be super great if I could get J in a wolf costume, but I won't hold my breath.
She loves the dolls like all dolls. (These pictures are not posed.)
She loves them and its perfect, because she is in a Goldilocks stage of life. (You know consuming everything anyone has to give.) Here is a close up of the Nan doll, with her short yellow/goldilock bob. Unfortunately her close up doesn't show her stripy legs/tights.
The bear's close up, if I were to do it again, I would use two layers of brown for her face, so the stuffing doesn't get poky. But I love her crochet collar, we cut it of a handkerchief/doily.
She really loves the bear so much, my mom also made a set of dolls and while we were in Texas, Nan would carry both bears around.