Hey, I did another crafty thing (in addition to M’s dress) recently: I made her a little doll using this pattern. I think the colors used in the Etsy photos are cuter than mine (she looks more like a matryoshka than a baby), but I wanted to use what I had on hand, and I also wanted to use wool instead of acrylic. It’s a really simple, fun, and quick pattern — although it says to use worsted weight yarn, which I think is the same as aran, and I used DK. The recommended needles seem like they would pair with DK, and the doll I made came out to the proper size, so maybe ‘worsted’ is an error.
M has a lot of stuffed animals but didn’t have any babies before now. She’s unimpressed. Don’t be fooled by that last photo — she was just grabbing the book. She’s still too little to understand that it’s a ‘baby’, but hopefully she’ll like it when she’s a bit older. I’ve also bought this pattern to sew for her for Christmas. It’s exactly what I was looking for — a soft baby doll that fits into real newborn clothing. I was always disappointed when I was kid that dolls had to wear tiny, fake clothes!