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When I was young I had a topsy turvy doll. She had faded from my thoughts until I found this pattern in The Big Book of Softies and it sparked some fond memories! So I thought this would be the perfect first project from this inspirational book. If you are unfamiliar with a topsy-turvy doll, one side is the awake doll and when you flip her upside down and pull down her skirt you find your sleeping doll!

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What a lot of firsts this project involved! I have never embroidered anything so the faces were a challenge! I have Mary Corbet’s YouTube tutorials to thank for embroidery techniques and my good friends Karen and Amy!

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The pattern was really well explained except for a few items here and there like – “sew on the hair”. HOW???!!!! So I visited google and found this very useful tutorial from Clothespindolls.

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There was one very excited Buggy to receive her doll for completing her good behaviour star chart.

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We just love Topsy and I am so proud of how my first doll creation turned out, here are a few extra photos of her in action!

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Time for bed x

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