UglyDoll Set 2

It was a rainy Sunday, and I needed to entertain four children, so we made ugly dolls!


The stitching on the bat-monster on the left was done by a 10-year old boy whose previous experience with a sewing machine was to completely disassemble one (we never did get it back together).


The "Alien Quadrapus" on the right is my design.

  • Ray 5y

    Good for him , sorry about the sewing machine . I hand sewed something like the bat when I was 8 for my baby brother " mom didn't trust me with the machine '.
  • Oceaneer99 5y

    To be honest, it wasn't working too well anyway, and a full trip to the repair shop left it not much better. Someone *ahem* had been sewing all sorts of heavy canvas things using that 1990s consumer-grade machine. My son actually discovered a huge wad of lint deep inside the machine gumming up all the rods and arms, but by then it was too far along to get back together.

    We now use an old Kenmore model (1960s era), which is built like a tank, looks like the machine I used in Home Economics in 8th grade, and works perfectly.

    In the garage, I have a beautiful black-lacquered 1950 3/4-size Singer that feels like it belongs on a battleship. I've almost fully restored it. Alas, it doesn't have zig-zag, though.

    Old machines in our house now go to the children for disassembly and re-use of their components.
  • Ray 5y

    So many things you can do , for years when younger I did sewing and embroidery then I got caught up more into wood working . Taking things apart is great fun and you learn so much , even when it doesn't go back together . LOL
  • page vlinders 5y

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Taken on November 15, 2009

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