Past Projects: Pin Dolls

Now that summer’s here and I’m spending so much time outside, I’m not getting nearly as much knitting, spinning, or sewing done. So today’s project is one I completed a few years ago but never got around to sharing.

Mouse pin dolls by Kit Dunsmore
Mouse pin dolls by Kit Dunsmore

These pin dolls are little figures 2-3 inches tall that I made by hand as thank you gifts. Each one has a safety pin on the back so the owner can wear it on a jacket. Some of them stand up and can be displayed on a shelf.

Pin dolls (poodles and peacock) by Kit Dunsmore
Pin dolls (poodles and peacock) by Kit Dunsmore

For each critter, I had to develop a pattern from scratch. Some took more than one try before I liked how they turned out. Once I had the basic pieces, I could put them together in different ways to change their expressions (the rabbits are a good example).

Rabbit pin dolls by Kit Dunsmore
Rabbit pin dolls by Kit Dunsmore

I loved making these. They took time: small is not necessarily fast. But getting to embellish them with different fabrics and beads made the process enjoyable.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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