I created a simple two-piece pattern on notebook paper and grunged up some plain white muslin for the bodies using a tea stain and then acrylic paint. After this, I rubbed cinnamon into the fabric. I used pillow stuffing but you can use old fabric if you like. These are smallish at about 6 inches tall. I wanted her to be able to tuck them in a bowl or anywhere else for decorative effect.
The bodies were sewn together with a machine except for the bottom where I used embroidery floss. The tails are completely sewn together and to the bodies with the floss by hand. This added to the grunge factor. Here's a closeup of the faces and fabric. I recycled some buttons, scraps of fabric and embroidery floss.
I love the idea of prims—not being too fussy that is and the result still being adorable. It's a great way to use up fabric scraps and recycle odds and ends like the buttons. My friend was very happy with her gift and I even made a set for myself after my Merlin and Cally cats. If you don't think you can be your own doll designer, prims are a good way to build up your confidence and start creating from your imagination.