Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Draidel Maidel

Chanukkah is coming! This year, I was inspired to create a doll to bring a little light and love to my home.
Here she is:
The Draidel Maidel.

The Draidel Maidel is a 14" cloth doll whose body is- you guessed it- a draidel. She holds a candle and she is ready to light the menorah and dance the hora!
She was a challenge to design- how to support her pointy draidel body on her legs? The solution was to create a sort of cradle. It worked out perfectly.
The Draidel Maidel is available as a pattern.
I should have started this project earlier, because Chanukkah is right around the corner. I didn't think of it until it was a little late- but not too late, of course! I have been working hard on this pattern for more than a month. There are 10 pages of clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations. You'll learn how to needle sculpt a face from the beginning, make beautiful eyes, and color a 3-dimensional face. This doll's face is made on white fabric, which makes it more challenging than on skin colored fabric.
If you would like a Draidel Maidel pattern, you can find her on my facebook page and in my ETSY shop. Chanukkah falls on 12/11/09 this year. There's still time to make a Draidel Maidel... remember, there are 8 days of Chanukkah!



  1. Love the Draidel Maidel! What an original concept.

  2. Your creativity has no bounds!!!
    Wonderful doll!!!...Love it!!..and just a note my BB pattern came..and can't wait!!..she will be the first doll of 2010!
    Thanks again for the challenge..it has brought me out of hermitdom!;-)
    have a creative day!!
    Kristine ;-)

  3. This is so great. Blessings, Janet


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