I made two dolls this summer. Both were meant to be gifts, but little Ginger stayed with me. She was my first. And because of this her little arms aren't as securely attached as they should be and I learned that I needed to trim the tails on my embroidery floss shorter because you will see the excess strands through the fabric on her face. But she makes me so happy.
Stop right now and go make one for yourself or that little girl in your life. The pattern is free!