**GIVEAWAY CLOSED - WINNER ANNOUNCED SHORTLY**
When I was asked if I would like to review this book I jumped at the chance. Coincidentally I had been thinking how lovely it would be a make a doll for baby Kestrel - I love the idea of a handmade doll that you could make different outfits for. Could you imagine making a doll's dress from the same material as a child's outfit? So cute. I'm not particularly enamoured with some of the dolls I've seen in shops plus I love the idea of a 'heritage' type of toy, created with care and love, that would be valued for a lifetime.
I am delighted to be the first port of call on the blog hop for My Rag Doll by Corrine Crasbercu. My Rag Doll was inspired by Corrine's childhood, making dolls' clothes and accessories. Although a rag doll is very much a traditional toy, this book makes a classic idea idea look really contemporary and includes a lovely selection of outfits.
The design of the book is fresh and modern, with clear and attractive photography. The patterns are printed on pages of the book and need to be copied and enlarged by the given percentage.
My Rag Doll is great inspiration, giving you a number of designs which could be easily customised. Just like the traditional rag doll, these projects are the perfect way to use up treasured fabric scraps. I think there are some really inspired and fun doll outfits that'll make you want to get rooting through your scrap bags to create a gorgeous, personal doll that would be loved by any little girl.
A doll with her own knitting bag - really adorable
I love this doll in a raincoat too
I'm delighted that Stitch Craft Create have a copy of the book to be sent to one of you lucky readers.
To enter the giveaway, please comment below, telling me what your favourite childhood toy was. The giveaway will be open until Sunday 27th April at 5PM GMT when I will choose a winner at random. The giveaway is open internationally.
If you would like to find out more about this book and for more chances to win a copy of the book, you can visit some of the other great blogs who are participating on the blog hop this month:
Tue 15th – Follow the White Bunny
Wed 16th – Whipstitch
Thu 17th – A Spoonful of Sugar
Fri 18th – Feeling Stitchy
Sat 19th – House of Pinheiro
Sun 20th – A Stitching Odyssey
Mon 21st – iCandy Handmade
Tue 22nd – Shimelle
Wed 23rd – Heather Bailey
Thu 24th – Emma Lamb
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own