Dec 02, 2016

12 Days of Sewing Pattern Releases - Quick Kids Teddy

On the 2nd Day of Christmas my true love gave to me .. 2 Tumbling Teddies! 
Pass your passion on to the next generation – Teach your Kids & Grandkids to Sew with Quick Kids Patterns - who knows where it might take them ;)

Quick Kids are ...... 
  • Quick - 20 mins! 
  • Easy – 1 Hoop/pattern piece 
  • Step by Step Photo Tutorial 
  • Teach - Kids (4+) love them 
  • Learn - Brilliant for beginners 
  • Charity– Perfect...
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Jul 03, 2014

Cuties for a Cure! - Get Well Little Bentley!

Get well soon little Bentley!  Hugs and kisses from us all! ♡   #cutiesforacure doll made by the lovely Fran for Bentley who is in the car being taken for treatment for #cancer - We love you! Xxx
The lovely Fran (USA) handmade one of my Cuties For a Cure Chemo Dolls for little Bentley. Here he is on the way to for cancer treatment, loving and kisses his new best bud!

My family & I would like to wish him lots of LOVE and to Get Well Soon!!! 
Big Hugs and Kisses coming your way from Arizona Bentley! xxxx
Fran's amazing Cuties for a cure chemo dolls
Fran has been very busy making dolls to give to local children's cancer wards &...
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May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!!

When I became a mother, I started Dolly Donations ... my daughter was only a couple of months old. You see I wanted to make sure that every child had their very own doll to love .... and the Haiti earth quake had just happened...

I still LOVE my charity sewing! Look at how happy these little kiddies are with their new babies!!! And I love all of the amazing sewing women around the world I have met...
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May 09, 2014

My Free Charity Doll Sewing Pattern Featured in Craftseller - Britain’s no.1 Craft Magazine!!!

I'm honored to say that My Charity Doll Pattern is Featured in Craftseller, Britain’s no.1 Craft Magazine!!! Wow!!  I am so happy that my little dolly will help spread love around the world!
 Not in the UK? 
 Don't worry you can download the pattern for free HERE, and make a child in need smile today, Hooray!!!
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Apr 07, 2014

Cuties for a Cure a Chemotherapy Doll Sewing Pattern

Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern
Meet my Cuties for a Cure, an Easy Chemotherapy Doll Sewing Pattern. I’ve designed Cuties for a Cure dolls to bring comfort, strength and support to children and adults battling with hair loss due to cancer treatments.
Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern Breast Cancer Doll
My Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern allows you to make both cool boys and cute girls and comes with lots of fun accessories for you and your children to play with. You’ll be able to...
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Mar 24, 2014

Send a Doll to a Child in Need - Guatemala

 Did you know I do Charity work? Yup I run Dolly Donations That's how Dolls And Daydreams began!  

 The Excellent: Making a child in need smile!

 The Even Better: I have free charity doll patterns! 

 The Good: Sending
700 dolls over to Guatemala last year! New Doll Drive link bellow! Hooray!

 The Bad:Too many orphans being separated from them siblings Thankfully this charity helps to support and looks...
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Nov 30, 2013

How I became an Indie Doll Sewing Pattern Maker

Dolls And Daydreams sewing patterns is 3 Years Old Today! WOW how time flies! As some of you might know, I love to send my handmade dolls to children in need around the world through my sister site Dolly Donations.  I started by posting a simple free doll pattern  (My NEW Mini Free doll pattern can be found here) online for all to use and it has grown and grown .... and I that is how I evolved...
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Oct 18, 2013

Free Charity Easy Girl & Boy Rag Doll Sewing Pattern


I love knowing a dolly is in the hands of a child in need, a little one who needs an extra hug, a best friend, someone to tell their secrets too.  My Doll Making Journey all began with my charity blog called: Dolly Donations!  The Earthquake in Haiti had just hit (2010) and I had just had my daughter.  I wanted to help in some small way so I created a free doll pattern and popped it online.

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Sep 15, 2013

Australian Cancer Councils Relay for Life Teddy Bear!

Lesley (AU) made this adorable Teddy Bear to help raise money for the Australian Cancer Councils Relay for Life. In his sporty outfit and cute little flag cheering everyone on ... I am not surprised he was a hit!!! He raised over $150 selling 65 raffle tickets! Hooray!!

"So happy with how he turned out!" Lesley
Congratulations to you Lesley and your adorable fluffy bear!
 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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Aug 12, 2013

WOW! 52 Easy Girl Dolls for Orphans in El Salvador!

Thank you thank you to the lovely Kimberly who made my Easy Girl Doll Sewing Pattern up for the little girls in an orphanage in El Salvador! What a wonderful story!

"I was looking for a doll pattern to sew for my granddaughters when I happened on your site (Dolly Donations) last summer. Our church goes to an orphanage in El Salvador several times a year and I KNEW this was something I wanted to...
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Aug 08, 2013

Monkeys on a Mission of Love!

Mary has sent 15 beautiful handmade Monkeys on a Mission ... a mission filled with lots of love, cuddles and joy!!!!  She found me through my Dolly Donations page, and I am so glad she did!  These adorable snugly softies are on their way to children in Honduras right now!!!  Hooray!!

Thank you for sharing the photo with me Mary!  And well done on a fabulous idea!  I love them!!!  
If you  send a Mon...
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May 19, 2013

1234 Dolls Handmade & Collected for Children in Hospital

Karin's cute Little Sisters needed some help at the local dolly hospital!
But now they are being looked after by their new best friends!
Australian Children's Hospitals Drive Update ... the Goal was 1000 dolls .......  this might sound high to some, but when we band together we can achieve amazing things!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this wonderful Doll Drive!  
A total of 1234 dollsa...
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Mar 24, 2013

Teenagers Sewing Dolls for Children in Africa

Good morning my lovely ladies! With the TSL Dolly Drive 2013 about to finish I wanted to let you all know about the NEW Spring Dolly Donations Drive I'm helping with!

The lovely Amy, Mommy of Lily (on the right who is volunteering this year with her friends), contacted me as they have set up there very own Dolly Donations Drive!!Hooray! And just look at the cute dolls the girls have already made
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Jan 04, 2013

Sew a Dolly for a Child in Need


I love the Dolly Donation community!  For those of you who have been sewing with me for a while will know that it was through this wonderful work that Dolls And Daydreams was born :)  I'm honored to be working with the lovely ladies behind The Sewing Library on their Doll Drive and wanted to share some of their amazing creations with you ....  like Karin's little froggies in their sweet retro...
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Nov 09, 2012

Little Sister Dolls for Operation Christmas Child

I'd like to thank Heidi Picakeso. The Picasso of Cake for sending me this wonderful photo of a group of adorable hand painted Little Sister Dollies she's made for Operation Christmas Child to go to less fortunate children.

Operation Christmas Child sends shoe boxesto children in need all around the world filled with gifts to make them smile and bring some extra love this holiday season! And my...
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Oct 23, 2012

Every girl's a princess - Pocket Princess Dolls for Girls in Need

Paula H

The lovely Paula has come up with a wonderful idea in "Every girl's a princess".  She dropped by my Facebook page to tell me she made up these beautiful Pocket Princesses to raise money to rescue and aid in freeing victims of human trafficking.  Human Trafficking is a frightening reality, even in the Western world, and my heart goes out to all who have been touched by this terrible crime.

Each one...
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Sep 02, 2012

Handmade Dolls for Little Girls in India - Love them all!

Meet the sweet little girls of Ashraya Daughters orphanage in Tamil Nadu, South India with their very own handmade dollies made using my Easy Girl Doll Sewing Pattern by the wonderful ladies of the Berean class of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Fort Worth.  Aren't they all so adorable!!! ♥

"What fun we had making and sending them; how fine it is to see them in the arms of those we intended them for....
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Jul 22, 2012

My Free Doll Pattern Dolls go to Zimbabwe!

This photo made my week!!! Thank you so much to Sandy for sharing this beautiful moment with me on my Dolly Donations blog.  She made these dollies using my free doll pattern and sent them over to some children in need in Zimbabwe.  Wow! Zimbabwe! And to think I started my Dolly Donations for an orphanage in Haiti..... I love seeing everyone's dollies but to see the excitement on children's faces,...
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Jul 05, 2012

74 Easy Girl Dolls for Little Girls in Kenya!

Dolly Donations for Maasailand Kenya Easy Girl Pattern 4 74 dolls 
  Verity used my Easy Girl Doll Pattern to make loads of very hug-able dolls for little girls in Maasailand, Kenya.
  Dolly Donations for Maasailand Kenya Easy Girl Pattern 2 74 dolls 
 "After a lot of time sewing alone (I) started throwing doll making parties. After my solo work and three successful parties, I had 74 dolls to bring with me."
  Dolly Donations for Maasailand Kenya Easy Girl Pattern 3 74 dolls 
 Wow that is absolutly amazing Verity! They all look so pretty and the girls are all so happy!
  Dolly Donations for Maasailand Kenya Easy Girl Pattern 1 
"Now that I'm...
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Sep 09, 2011

306 Dolls for the children of Indonesia.

Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia began after the 2004 tsunami devastated Aceh. Nadine Hoover, travels to Indonesia to help tsunami and war survivors in Aceh and North Sumatra and she set up this wonderful Doll Drive for the children.

“Play structured to support the development of young children greatly supports the development of parents and teachers as well when they engage in the play themselves....
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Sep 03, 2011

Ribbon Tag Owls for Children in Hospital

Cynde (USA) who is a member of the Hoag Hospital auxiliary in Newport Beach CA has been busy making my Ribbon Tag Owls.

Aren’t they cute!!! And what makes these little guys twice as lovely is that Cynde is making them to give to each of the children that enter the Hoag Hospital Emergency Room!!

What a fantastic idea Cynde! Something sweet and cuddly to put a smile on a kiddie winks face!
Thanks so...
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Aug 11, 2011

Big Doll Martha's Proceeds to be Donated to Make-A-Wish, Hooray!

Martha has been a very busy young lady! Along with all her friends in the Sewing Sisterhood (AU) she has been traveling around and seeing so much!

She’s very excited as all of her proceeds from her on-line auction and her assorted goodies in early December will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Australia!Which helps support children with life-threatening medical conditions and brings happiness to the...
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