Dane Dolls

Elder Dane

I’ve had enough people ask me about baby Kenny’s Uncle Dane Doll, that I thought maybe I’d show you up close. It’s been hidden away behind the “Door” tab with the other “secrets,” that the kids got for Christmas.

When Dane left for a mission to Lithuania in June the twins were only 6 months old. We wanted the babies to know his face so that when he comes home, he’ll be a bit familiar. So, the idea for the Dane doll came about.

Football Dane

The original pattern was for a kitten doll–which I made last year–from the Lion Brand yarn site. It was easy to change the colors and leave off the pointed ears and turn it into a human–in this case–Uncle Dane. I sewed a three stitch brown tie at his neck and a black tag on his shirt. The face was made from June Taylor Colorfast Sew-In Inkjet Fabric Sheets. It was so easy to just pick the face picture from my computer and run the fabric through the printer. I cut it out and sewed it right on to the crocheted doll head.

The babies love them!

5 Replies to “Dane Dolls”

  1. These are sooo great! Thanks for making Baby Chomp one!!! 🙂 I know once she can focus a little better she’ll love it! 😉

  2. This is a great idea for small children that have a dad overseas in the military. I’ve seen, in magazine, dolls you can buy that are wearing camouflage and your insert dad’s pic in the face frame. This one just looks so much more comfy and cuddly. This way dad can be with them where ever they go. Good job!

  3. What a GREAT idea!! Holy Cow. I’m going to make one right now. We have some friends whose man is being deployed in the near future. What a wonderful gift this would be for the three girls he leaves behind. Thank you so much for such a fabulous idea.


  4. HI – I “stumbled” through and wanted to thank you for sharing your talents and wonderful blog. Love love love the Uncle Dane Doll. What a loving thing to do! Your family is so very lucky to have you!

    much success!

  5. Thank you so much for your kind words. We’ve enjoyed making these little dollies for our away family members. They are truly loved toys.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment and for reading Gracious Raini!

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