Tuesday, July 19, 2016



Recently Momma Cat was cruisin' the internet looking for something doll related, and she came upon a picture of some very cute clothespin dolls and a complete tutorial on this blog: http://justsomethingimade.com/2009/04/clothespin-dolls-guest-blogger-post/

Needless to say, Momma Cat fell in love immediately and had to try making some of these adorable dolls for herself.  But, first she had to go buy the supplies at, you guessed it, JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts!!

First she painted the heads.  Daddy Cat made her a wonderful little holder with some dowels in it, so the painted heads would not be touching anything while they dried!

Heads, feet, and bodies, all painted and drying

 Once the heads were dry, Momma Cat was able to paint on eyes, mouths, and cheeks.

Heads after second painting
 While the heads were drying for the second time, Momma Cat cut and prepared the fabric for the doll dresses.

Then Momma Cat took all the doll parts outside and sprayed them with a gloss sealer to protect their paint. 

The next step was to glue the arms (a 4" piece of chenille stem) to each doll body.  Then Momma Cat put the little fabric dresses over each doll body, then tied cute, tiny ribbons around the waists.  

Then it was time for Momma Cat to glue on the feet and the heads!

After all the glue was dry Momma Cat took all of her new creations and arranged them for their first photo!  

Here is Momma Cat's first batch of Clothespin dolls! 
A group of little wooden beauties!

A redhead and a brunette

Mom Cat's first Clothespin Doll!

 Momma Cat was pretty tired after she finished this batch of Clothespin Dolls, but she is already half-way through creating her second batch!  Stay tuned for more.......

If you have a chance to make some of these marvelous creatures, please send Momma Cat  a link to your blog or your email so she can see the dolls you create!  Please don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post.  Momma Cat is always interested in your opinion!!! Thanks!

- Momma Cat


  1. Looks like both of us are channeling our inner clothespeg dollmaker! These are quite adorable, and I have seen hundreds of neat wooden, peg, dowle, clothespin dolls on Pinterest as well as Flickr.

    Happy creating!



    1. Beth,

      I've been seeing a lot of different clothespin dolls too! It's amazing how many different things you can do to make them unique! I will keep checking your blog to see what new interesting ideas you come up with!

      Momma Cat

  2. The clothespin dolls are charming! You are so creative. Can't wait to see the second batch.

    1. Thank you Maureen! Your wish is my command! The second batch are done and awaiting their photo shoot, so they can be immortalized on Momma Cat's blog! They should make their appearance in the next day or so!

      - Momma Cat

  3. These are adorable! I especially like your first one with the brown hair and sewing tools on her dress, but I love that they are all unique. The dresses are super cute and such an awesome use for fabric scraps! I can't wait to see when you make more.

  4. Assunta,

    These are so easy to make. I wish you were here to make some with me!

    Momma Cat