For Vivian, I made a soft doll from this Black Apple pattern. (It's a freebie! Woo-hoo!)
I used kona for the doll's skin, wool felt for her hair and the flower in her hair, and 2 batiks for the body and stockings. The face was hand embroidered. I didn't embellish her too much, because I wanted to keep her safe for little ones! This is a great little doll to sew up. I first found this pattern when I made a few dolls for the Craft Hope project #2. I keep the pattern in my stash for times like this. :)
And for Carson, I made (my first) sock monkey!