I put a ton of work into this yesterday to get it just right. My daughter is having her 3rd birthday party tomorrow and for her theme she chose her favorite TV show - which is about this little boy named Caillou.
Here is a photo of one of the party items I purchased that shows what he looks like.
I wanted to replicate his clothing and his face as much as possible. The face was drawn on by hand (and it really shows *LOL*)
For the clothing the first thing I wanted to make sure and get right was the collar on his shirt. I started playing with my Everday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge and I didn't see a shirt like that, but I did see a nightgown with the right kind of collar.
You can see the nightgown next to the finished doll. I did a lot of hand cutting to change the sleeves and turn the gown into a shirt. I cut the gown in red a second time, and that time I just trimmed away the collar portion. I added 3 brads for the buttons.
The shorts were cut from the cartridge, but I did have to trim the sides to fit under the shirt.
The socks were cut by hand.
For the shoes I cut them once in blue and once in red. I cut the bottoms off the red ones and then layered them on top of the blue ones. For the green parts I took a scrap from a letter I had cut out earlier that day that was sort of curved and I hand cut it to make the little portions for the tops of the shoes.
I think it turned out really well. I haven't decided exactly how to display it at the party, but when the party is over I know I will be using it in her scrapbook.
Always remember - you can do A LOT with the crafting stuff you already own. Try and think about things in new ways. Sure, it takes a little more time - but it can be really fun to make something truly unique.