Here's an embroidered doll I finally finished - I showed her on the hoop a few weeks ago. I love embroidery, but sewing is almost always stressful for me, so I often put off that part of the toy-making process. You should see the bottom of this toy, where I hand-sewed it closed... oh dear. One of my goals this year is to become more comfortable with my sewing machine and just sewing in general.
I think I've probably mentioned about 40 times on this blog how much I love 2D-on-3D toys. This gal was drawn in a pose and then embroidered flat, but the toy is stuffed pretty firmly, so when you tilt her one way or another part of her seems to recede. Why do I love this so much?
If you look closely you can see how I sort of messed up her nose area by over-embroidering - I think I ended up pulling it out about ten times. I just wasn't happy with it... so now it's a bit mangled. I think it's part of her charm.
Hillary has been doing truly lovely dolls of this type lately (embroidered in a pose and sewn to a backing fabric). Check them out here and here.