pocket dolls

I bought these Joan Walsh Anglund pocket dolls on ebay a while back. Aren't they so cute! I've wanted to try the stretchy sock round headed dolls for a while. Oh wait, Pixie is sort of like this. But these dolls have some sort of styrofoam ball inside the head that makes it firm. They're are a few doll patterns like this in Japanese craft books. They have little drawings of ball + stuffing >> fabric = doll. That's about the extent of the explanation. I think I have a styrofoam ball around here somewhere….

pocket dolls

10 thoughts on “pocket dolls

  1. kristin says:

    another trick is to use a ball of yarn you have no use for. when i find random bags of mixed stuff at the thrift store, i pull out the acrylic i hate to knit with and use it to make doll heads.

  2. Carol says:

    I have one of these dolls from my childhood. I never realized they were related to the illustrations. My grandma made decoupaged wall plaques for our bedroom with her images. Your post has brought back a flood of wonderful memories.

  3. pinksuedeshoe says:

    Gaaak! I have that exact girly doll sitting on my desk. When I was a little girl my grandma had dozens of them on her Christmas tree and when she passed away I got to take four or five home. I have wanted them since as long as I can remember. It warms my heart to see them elsewhere in blogland!

  4. lapdogknits says:

    Thank you, thank you!!! I have two Joan Walsh dolls stored away that I’ve never been able to part with and seeing your two new little treasures makes me want to go home and find them!! I think mine may be exactly like the two you have but I’ll post them anyway and maybe give you a new idea for one if mine are a bit different.

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