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  • Basic Mop Doll and Pattern
  • Mini Mop Doll
  • 1. Samantha
  • 2. Rachel
  • 3. Ruthie
  • 4. Chelsea
  • 5. Leon the Fisherman
  • 6. Santa Claus
  • 7. Kris Kringle
  • 8. Geraldine
  • 9. Priscilla (Bunny)
  • 10. Pansy (Ms. Rabbit)
  • 11. Bobo the Clown

Title: Mop Doll Heaven
Author: Dorene Prior
Publication Date: Booklet:1990
Publisher: Mennonite Press, Newton, KS
Page Count: 22
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. There aren't many patterns here - a basic head shape and a few clothes to dress the mop dolls in is the extent of the list. What's given has seam allowances marked and basic sewing instructions. The author manages to wring quite a bit of character out of the mop heads and simple patterns, though. If there had just been a little more variety, I'd have added a third star.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are pretty well laid out, with photos to show you what to do next. I had no trouble following it, and I don't think anyone else would either.

SUMMARY- It would never occur to me to make dolls out of mops, and I think they would be engaging to a kid, so the author gets cudos for originality and appeal. If you're looking for something really different to do, this is an interesting read.