Wednesday 26 October 2016

Dolls for Unicef, again

Meet my newest Unicef dolls, numbers 66 to 69 on my list. My hopeful plan is to make them a hundred dolls in my lifetime. I finished this lot today, and they are waiting for the new identity card forms from the Unicef office.

The dolls will not be sold but adopted, and the adoption fee, 20 to 40€ or more, will go 100% to Unicef. It is enough to buy all vital vaccinations for a real child somewhere out there where life is so much tougher.
The dolls don't even have names yet. I will go through my list first, because I don't want to use the same names again. I think the boy will be called Valtteri.

I was experimenting with new hairstyles and noticed that the more yarn I use, the better the hair will look, to a certain limit of course. The girl in the blue and white dress is having a bad hair day because I ran out of that yarn. Let's not call it bad hair, it is more like typical Finnish mouse coloured thin  and limp hair.

Maybe the two redheads ought to swap dresses? The purple might look great with green eyes.

Here are all my socks with the price tags Kaija designed and printed for me. I just stamped the size, price and name of the socks on them and punched the holes before sewing them on the socks.

October has almost over and I haven't sewn any Splendid Sampler blocks since my last post here. Maybe now when the socks and the dolls are off my list I can concentrate on the quilt blocks again.


  1. What a great cause you make the lovely dolls for..
    Hmm SS blocks , I am sew far behind.. think the last one was 64

  2. Niin kivoja nukkeja, noilla on kiva leikkiä.

  3. This years dolls are lovely. You have a generous heart. The socks look great with the printed tags. Enjoy the splendid sampler blocks when you get to them.

  4. Love the socks you made for your dolls. And of course the'human-sized'! The pretty labels designed by your daughter complete the sock sets. And that pink is definitely my kind of pink! Good luck with the sampler blocks. I admire you for holding on to it.

  5. Your UNICEF dolls bring smiles and also do good work for the world. Each has their own special personality. Your daughter created some very pretty tags for your equally amazing socks. So cozy. Are those tiny pink flowers or berries in the last photo? What a brilliant color.


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