I can remember when I was a kid having a doll that was both Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf! The memory didn’t really come back until I was reading through one of our favorite crafting magazines, Mollie Makes Issue 29 (which is available at the shop & also online!) and I came across a wonderful story on TOPSY TURVY dolls (pages 41 – 44). I was reminded of my childhood doll and was inspired to make one myself! (well actually two-in-one)!
I thought with Halloween right around the corner it would be fun to make a witch – - what’s more Halloween than a good old fashioned witch?! Well, just like in WICKED, there are two sides to every story…so it is the same with my doll!
Using some of my very favorite fabrics from Pins & Needles, the popular ta dot from Micheal Miller and super trendy chevron from Riley Blake, I created my very own Good Witch/Bad Witch doll! There actually are not a lot of steps, or much fabric needed for the project, witch is always a plus!
One side of the doll, the GOOD WITCH, is sweet and playful, and the other side, the BAD WITCH, is a bit more mysterious and scary – she makes you want to say BOO!
Adding her wicked pointy nose, hat, and stringy hair really made her come to life, not to mention her lime green skin. The good witch came out super cute too. We found some amazing yarn to give her fancy, almost fairy-like, curly hair and added a playful giant bow to match her dress!
The possibilities are endless. If you are inspired to make a doll yourself, please be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook. You can stick with the Halloween theme and do a witch like I did or even a goblin and ghost would be fun or personalize it and make it two “girlfriends”, a brother and sister or even two different animals!