Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Feel Better Friends

My test doll for the Feel Better Friends Volunteer-in-training

I have joined a group called Feel Better Friends.  Their mission, in their own words: "Feel Better Friends are handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes, crafted by volunteers and donated to children battling cancer and other illnesses."  

A perfect fit for someone who enjoys making dolls and seeing them in the hands of children.   To join, you must create a test doll from the Feel Better Friends pattern available on Ravelry and submit it to the Facebook group Feel Better Friends Volunteer-in-training for approval.  Once approved, you become a member of the Feel Better Friends Dollmakers.

For my test doll, I created a new type of wig cap, working in a semicircle in rows instead of a circular cap worked in spiral rounds.  I also created a T-shirt, blue jeans and shoes to fit my doll.  The doll is 12 1/2 inches tall worked in Vanna's Choice worsted yarn and an E hook.  I am happy to share the patterns with you!



Semi-Circular Wig cap for Feel Better Friends doll


T-shirt, Jeans, shoes for Feel Better Friends doll

I'm about to start on my first doll for a child, a young boy of two battling brain cancer.  It is my believe that  a doll is a tangible expression of love and hope.  May they bring comfort where it is needed most.

14 comments:

  1. Me parece genial la idea y el trabajo. La muñeca es preciosa y espero que lleve alegría a esos pequeños.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Isabel; ¡ Yo también lo espero!

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  2. you are my true inspiration in Doll Crochet Beth......I admire your creativity and willingness to share your patterns with us for free......Love you....lots of wishes from me......

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    1. Thank you so much for your warm words!

      Beth

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  3. Fantastic FBF dolls, as always. Would love to participate, but can no longer crochet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear you can no longer crochet. I hope that other interests and skills have taken the place of crochet in your heart.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. Happy New Year dearest Beth!! <3
    I just want to send you a huge hug!! I am sure the little boy will gain power during this journey. The doll you crochet for him will make a huge difference.
    :*

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Rux! The happiest of New Years to you as well.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. A worthy cause and no one can make a better doll than you my friend. The children will surely find comfort and smiles with their look alike dolls.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend and kindred spirit.

      love you,

      Beth

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  6. I can't think of a better person to join that group! I am busy with my cousin (she just got diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer with her first mammogram ever at 43) but if I didn't have her, I would think of joining. How awesome!

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  7. I have a life long you of making dolls just like u. I have made a lot of ur dolls that has brought you to their lives. Dolls have way of making u feel better. When ever I make a doll it always has a home b4 it's ever made. Dolls mean a lot to me my whole life. The source of comfort they give and the secrets u can confide in them. Perfect for the soul to heal. Thank you for all ur years of sharing and not worried about money for patterns bc u could to do that bc ur patterns r that good. I luv dolls too alot!

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