These dolls are beautiful and simple and easy to make. They are classics.There is so much room for creativity (or in this case, simplicity). We did this one with fleece arms and face and hair instead of felt and I expect it to hold up much better (our felt ones are getting those little fuzzy balls. Probably because we used cheap felt instead of wool felt, but who can afford wool felt?) Plus, now she's washable. This was a first birthday present for our little neighbor. Her big sister loves it so much, though, that I think she will need one, too!