It's Mother's Day this weekend, here in the UK! So me and my Mum are celebrating by going charity-shop-shopping (a couple of towns away, where there are loads of them!) and having a nice girly lunch together.
This is what I made for her Mothers Day present - a flower fairy shopping bag and a slightly wafty Black Apple doll:
The shopping bag's made from some tab-top curtains my Mum bought in a charity shop a few years ago. She wanted to make something using the fabric but never got time and ended up giving them to me to use (yay!) At least now she'll finally get some joy from her fabric find!
I used an old skirt for the doll's skin - I was happy to finally find a use for it! - and the flowery fabric was once a little girl's top. (The pic shows enough pieces cut for 2 dolls, I'll be using the rest to make one for my little girl at some point).
I found it pretty easy to make, just a bit fiddly at times. Definitely recommended as a do-able handmade gift idea! I kept mine pretty generic but you can add your own little touches, like pig-tails, crazy colours and little accessories. Check out dolls that other people have made on flickr for inspiration. I especially like this one and these ones!