Saturday, April 26, 2008

Darn-it Doll

This is my version of the "dammit doll". I'll call it the "darn-it doll". I've made several of these and each one has been different and one of a kind. I think most everyone could use one of these. They are very easy to make. Just draw out a pattern that looks like a gingerbread boy and about an inch or so larger all around for the edges after you sew. Use any material you like.
I used old jean material for these two. Make 2 identical pieces, one for the front and one for the back. First I embellish the front piece with buttons, patches or whatever I have to make it look like I want it. You can make these as cute or not so cute as you want, it doesn't matter because it is meant to be used as a stress reliever.
If you feel like exploding, just pick up the "darn-it" doll and take your frustrations out on the doll. I sew mine right sides out and leave an opening a few inches to stuff it loosely with fiberfill. Then I stitch the opening closed. I then add a ribbon and a tag with the following saying or something similar:

Whenever things don't go so well
And you want to hit the wall and yell
Here's a little dammit doll
That you can't do without
Just grasp it firmly by the legs
And find a place to slam it
And as you whack it's stuffing out
Yell, "Darnit, Darnit, Darnit!"