More Dunderhead Goodies

Anyone catch NBC’s Thursday night’s lineup last night? In honor of one of my favorite shows returning to primetime, I want you to meet the characters from The Office (The Office Swap spoilers ahead):



My partner wanted Jim and Pam dolls, but seeing that doll making is not my forte, I decided to take a different route. Originally, I wanted to use ‘real’ photographs of the characters, but finding quality, full-size images was next to impossible. Instead, I settled on a cute “South Park”-ish style Jim, Pam, Dwight, and Angela. After fiddling with the size and color hues, I printed them off on fabric sheets, sewed, and stuffed them. Even thought they turned out pretty cute, I thought they needed something to bring it all together – a container of some sort. That’s when I pulled out a canvas mini bag and decided to embellish it. Unfortunately, my first attempt wasn’t so successful:

In the back of my mind, I knew that I might have problems with the iron on transfers I had made given that the canvastwill had so much texture to it. After much pressing, the top photo is the best that I could get it to look. So, I went back to the drawing board and decided to use a transfer for dark fabrics (you peel the image off the paper sheet and iron them directly onto the fabric. Consequently, they are much thicker than ‘regular’ iron-ons). I cut the image larger than the original so everything was covered up – the image on the bottom is the end result. So, I learned something new – transfers for dark fabrics are great to use with textured material as well! Oh yes, and here’s the back of the mini-tote (with the stuffies inside):

7 thoughts on “More Dunderhead Goodies

  1. Anary

    I am so impressed with your dools! I like them a lot…I bet your partner will love it!!
    The tote was such a smart idea!
    One day I will be lucky to have you as partner 🙂

  2. Aimey

    I love those dolls and the tote is great! I think I would like to have a full size tote like that. Bernadette had it right when she said you have outdone yourself. Great job!

  3. Jessi

    I love the dolls!
    Didn’t you love it when Dwight kicked Stanley’s cake? Too funny.
    At NBC.com you can download Dwight ASCII Art. I’ve got one on my bulletin board at work.
    Oh, OH! Jim and Pam!

  4. Laina

    I love your office dolls! I have a friend whose favorite shows are the office and south park, and I’d love to give him something like this for Christmas. Would you consider making and selling another set? If so, please email me. Love your blog 🙂

  5. MelissaB

    You’re so dang creative! I love the dolls, but that bag just takes the cake! LOL I recently just started watching Office and that show is so freakin’ hilarious!

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