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.