I'm thinking of making a couple of rag dolls for my DDs for Christmas - can anybody recommend a good patterns. I've seen a few after searching online but mostly they seem very traditional or for collectors only, but I'm after something a bit funkier - perhaps quite modern looking.
(NB - clearly I"d love to make the dolls in the above pattern, but as far as I can tell it is made by an australian company - any by the time it took to post the pattern here, I wouldn't have time to make it, as I'm a bit slow)
If you're wanting something funkier - have you considered a sock monkey instead?
www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html is the tutorial I follow - with cheap zany socks from Tesco/Primark etc (stripes look fantastic) and you can get really into making them hats and scarves and clothes (I saw a fantastic Jack Sparrow Monkey once). Dead dead easy to make if you're at all confident with a sewing machine.