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What is Orange and Green…

and really kind of freaky???

We had a birthday party to attend recently, and the little just-turning-3-year-old LOVES Oompa Loompas.  Yeah, I think the kid just has to be a little strange… (Kidding!)
Since I know only too well how much kids love to hold and play with their beloved characters, and since you can’t really find Willa Wonka & The Chocolate Factory toys anywhere, I made him an Oompa Loompa of his very own.

I used the pattern here as my base for the doll.  I added a neck in order to do the necessary (and extremely time-sucking) stripes and added the funky pants and dressed the doll completely, down to it’s little swirly shoes.  Since that pattern is from Dolly Donations but I used it for my own purposes, it is now on my list to make some dolls for donation.  Although I don’t think I’ll do another SCARY Oompa Loompa!

It is not constructed the best — I had some (obvious) issues attaching the arms and legs — but the boy was T.H.R.I.L.L.E.D.  I’ve heard it’s his favorite toy from the party. He dances and sings with it and takes it to daycare.

Just look at that pure blurry shock and joy!

So, even though *I* even think the doll is kinda ugly, and I’m now a bit worried what Oompa Loompa lovers will google and find me, it was the best kind of success: a happy kid.


3 Responses

  1. That is the most awesome, thoughtful gift. No wonder it’s his favorite……..who else has one ANYTHING like it.

    You’re a doll, yourself !

  2. Right on, the perfect gift for the young lad–good for you!!

  3. that will mean so much more to him than any gift you could have purchased. Hand made is so wonderful

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