They are modeled after drawings that my girls did when they were about 3 1/2 years old. I saved the drawings...they are in a frame on a shelf in my bedroom. Some time ago I saw...maybe on Etsy or some blog or somewhere...dolls modeled after children's drawings.
I used whatever embroidery stitch felt right. There is a lot of chain stitch. It made a bolder outline and I love filling in with it. I hadn't planned on the hair but I love it. You can't see it well but the drawing does have a tuft of yellow-gold hair.
The back of this doll is made from Dad's old t-shirt....I included Jo's (the artist) initials, the date the picture was drawn, and my initials.
I used chain stitch again on the second doll. The skirt is made from a scrap of batik that Cara brought back from her study-abroad in Ghana. The circles are stitched with a running stitch to give it more texture. My friend, Karen, gave me some pointers on this one as I was making it. The back of this doll is made from a skirt that I wore to Cara's graduation from Guilford College.
I have plans to do this again. My mentee, Meosha, drew a snail that I hope to finish some time soon.
Like the dolls, I will just start stitching.