Friday, April 26, 2013

Princess Leia

I can finally show you! 
Our oldest started school last year and with that came Star Wars.  We started slowly with LEGO Star Wars video games to introduce the story.  Then we stepped him up to the movie.  Of course, his sister got caught up in all of it and not too long ago got her chance to watch the movie.
It was love.  Seriously, love. 
So I made her a Princess Leia doll for her birthday.
 It was love.  It went over as well as we could have hoped, which is always nice after having made something. None of us like having a homemade FAIL.
I used the Kit/Chloe/Louise pattern from Wee Wonderfuls as my starting point.  I tweaked the placement of the buns to be more Leia-like and the dress and belt I came up with on my own.  
 The pattern was fantastic!  It was so clear and easy to use; I super recommend it to anyone interested.  This was my first foray into doll making and I really enjoyed it.  Good thing too, the girly one has already requested a Luke Skywalker doll for her next birthday.

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14 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Just AWESOME!!!!

mindingmomma said...

looks like she adores it

Whitney said...

this is so great! can't tell if she likes it much :)

LynCC said...

Awwww :D That's so cool - a Princess Leia doll!

Snowcatcher said...

Aaaaawwww! Seeing her hug the Leia makes the doll even better! (as if that was possible)

tahoe34 said...

As my baby gets ready to go off to college, just the beautiful photo of your daughter hugging her beloved doll choked me up and made me smile at the same time. What a beautiful thing you've done for her. Great job!!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

so cute!!!

Renee said...

Very cute! What a lucky girl!

Karen H said...

What a cute doll - and what a great idea!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great job, Amanda! I loved Princess Leia as a kid and would have loved this cool. Lucky girl!

snips said...

This is too cute! Great work!

Muddling Through said...

That is great! What a sweet reception of it, too.

Mareenchen said...

AWESOME! You can tell it's true love from that pic. How fabulous. :)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Super creativity! Wonderful job!