Sew Dolled Up -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent these books to review free of charge from Quarto Books USA. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

So ages ago I began making one of the adorable dolls in today's book, Sew Dolled Up by Boutique Sha. Hazel wanted me to make her the brown haired Country Style doll named Irina first and then wanted some of the others as well. I had the doll's body and head and had sewn together the legs and just needed to put them on the doll and then do the arms (which are cut out as well). However she got put away for a bit and now all I can find are the legs and arms. So I do not have any pictures for you of her. I am so sorry!! I cannot wait to find the rest of her and finish her though.

However having begun making her I can tell you this book is great!! It has four pairs of different dolls.

Each pair also has a collection of mix and match clothes and accessory patterns.

 I love all the possibilities!! The only complaint I have is that each pair of dolls are made with different patterns and therefore the clothes can only fit those dolls. In other words you cannot take one of the Country Style dolls and dress her in the Fashionista Friends' clothes since they are different sizes. However I love all the dolls and clothes. The patterns are easy to use and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I am definitely going to make a few of these dolls and I love that the clothes can be changed on them!! I personally am thinking a doll with a set of clothes would make a great gift for a young girl. What do you think?

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was a small party and included many best of posts with the new year, and there were still some great crafts shared!  

 Be sure to check them all out!! Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop. Here is a sampling of features from last week's party!

1) From Over the Apple Tree: DIY Photo Blocks

2) From  Jewels of Sayuri: DIY Rhinestone Disk Earrings

3) From JoyJonne Hooks: Pattern: Finger Puppet Bunny

4) From Crafty Journal: Snowman Gift Package

5) From Savvy Apron: DIY Tree Stump Table

6) From  Rena Klingenberg Jewelry Making Journal: Rustic Copper Washer Necklace Variations (Tutorial)

7) From Creative Khadija: How To Make Alphabet Charms with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

8) From Ginx Craft: Sock Buddies

9) From Wesens-Art: Romantic Tealight

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!


  1. Thank you so much for including my photo block in your features this week!

  2. Thank you for featuring my tree stump table along with these other great projects!

  3. Thanks for hosting! And thank you for featuring my Snowman Gift Package. Have a wonderful week!


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