Meet Maud

A week of snow-induced cabin fever, and – behold! – I have made a doll. As you do. She is made from a pattern by Debbi Crane which appeared in Quilting Arts Gift Holiday Issue 2010-11.

Maud sittting on the sofa

I should say in my defense, that this is the first stuffed thingy I have ever sewn. She has a definite home-made air about her. There’s not enough stuffing in her arms and legs, so they are rather too floppy. And she has her shoes on back-to-front (even I have never managed that ;-)). But Waif likes her:

waif hugs maud

I called her Maud because it seemed like a pleasingly old-fashioned name and, even though she has a skull on her dress, she looks rather old fashioned, don’t you think?

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35 thoughts on “Meet Maud

  1. Grace says:

    She’s lovely! I especially like her face and hair!

  2. even if they are on back to front, they are such cool shoes – i want some like them now! 😀

  3. Brilliant! She’s adorable and I do like her skull dress! Hurrah for snow = creativity!

  4. Julie says:

    Oh, she is wonderful! I love her. I think her name really suits her! Looking forward to meeting her!

  5. Bodil says:

    She’s sooo cute 🙂 love her personality, lovely twinkle in her eye

  6. Janet says:

    Maud is quirky and adorable!! I love her.

  7. Carolyn says:

    Very cute and old-timey indeed! The best part is her heart-shaped mouth… well, and the name Maud. : )

  8. etimes2 says:

    Love Maude.

  9. Gjeometry says:

    She’s cute and I love her name! Almost named my dog that 🙂

  10. Aww I love her, she’s fab! A lovely mix of old-fashioned, retro and alternative 🙂 Well done! x

  11. Laura says:

    She’s lovely. 🙂 definitely doesn’t look like a first attempt! 🙂 xx

  12. Andria says:

    Oh my gosh, she’s great! I love that edgy quality she has with the skull on her shirt. I would say that was a MOST successful first attempt at a stuffie!

  13. Kat H says:

    Oh, she’s adorable! I love her face. And the fabric you’ve used for her dress – cutest skull ever! 🙂

  14. I love this! So adorable!

  15. Ben Naga says:

    Being a male, I immediately spot the breasts, then notice they are the eye of a skull.

    Pause for reflection: life and death and rebirth.

    Maud takes me back to Maud Gonne and madness in France.

    And Wendy Harris. Where is *she* now, I wonder?

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