Way back in December, Johnny spied some Uglydolls in a toy catalog. He was completely enthralled, and I’ve been meaning to make him one ever since, but finally got around to it yesterday. Mine doesn’t look quite like the real thing; I didn’t copy the design of any one Uglydoll, and the facial features are quite different. If I make another one (which I will, if Emma has her way), I will probably make the features smaller and more centered in the face, although I kind of like the wonkiness of this softie’s eyes going up on the top of his head.
As much as I enjoy the creative process, this is the true reward (princess outfit and all):
If you want to give 2D character softies a try, I highly recommend this ikatbag blog tutorial. Very informative, and (bonus) entertaining to read.
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
18 thoughts on “Uglydoll-inspired softie”
Johnny is super super cute as a princess. I think it’s the little half smile.
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adorable doll and thanks for the link to the hello kitty doll
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Your ugly doll is great! Johnny looks very pleased with it. :)
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I think yours is a much better version of the Ugly doll, much cuter:)
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I love how friendly and fun the doll you made is. Also Johnny’s fierce hug for his new buddy. :)
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I love this uglydoll. I’ve seen variations of this floating around and thought they would be fun to make, but haven’t yet. You’ve inspired me! You found your blog award before I had a chance to come tell you about it. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Love the doll! And I’m glad Asher’s not the only younger brother who sometimes gets dressed up in princess clothes. :)
Mary Anne, you are awesome!! I so wish I could sew even a tenth as good as you! Your kids are so blessed!
This picture of Johnny is absolutely priceless. I LOVE it!!
This is quite possibly the best looking uglydoll I’ve ever seen! Love the last photo. Looks like Johnny will treasure it forever!
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I love the doll! I think the face is great with the features big and wonky.
You are one crafty Mama:) What a cute doll:)
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This is so-so good! The picture of Johnny in this princess outfit hugging his doll is priceless too :)
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I don’t know how you find the time to do all that you do! making dolls? you’re supermom!
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The doll is adorable and so is Johnny in his princess outfit!! I love it!
I also like the silly eyes that way… Makes for more character…
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