Calico or felt
Wool or doll hair
These make great little Dammit Dolls for stressful people and can be thrown, jabbed, stomped and even strangled till all the frustration leaves you.
Attach this little poem to go with it:
When you want to kick the desk or throw the phone and shout,
Here's a little dammit doll you cannot do without,
Just grasp it firmly by the legs, and find a place to slam it,
And as you whack it's stuffing out, yell,
dammit, dammit, dammit!
You need to create a basic doll shape and cut it out of fabric.
You can use any color fabric you want, but if you intend on adding facial features you will need to keep the fabric light.
Cut out 2 body shapes and sew around the edges. Turn the doll the right side out and using a pen push out any edges in the hands and legs till it is all turned the right side out.
Then using your toy filling stuff the doll from the leg's up remembering to keep it firm enough so you can write against it. Keep filling the doll till you reach the head, then using some glue or a few hand stitches close up the head.
Use your waterproof felt pens to draw on some facial features and glue on the hair along the head seam. You can add as much or as little detail as you want to your doll.
Computer Dammit Doll
Weird things happen as you hit return
Or your keyboard just can't spell
Things don't seem to be going well
And the computer has a sudden "chill"
So instead of yanking the plug out
Just take this doll and whack it against the monitor as you shout
Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!
Road Rage Dammit Doll
In your car as you go to work
The guy in front is a jerk
Since he won't get out of the way You yell, "I need to get there TODAY!"
Then to get more frustration out
Just grab the doll and whack it
On the dashboard as you shout,
"Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!"
Sports Rage Dammit Doll
When the referee has made a bad call
And you want to yell and hit the wall
Or a player's missed an easy score
And you can't take it anymore,
Just grab this doll and whack it
At the TV as you shout And knock the stuffing out,
Dammit! Dammit!, Dammit!!
You will need to re-size this pattern to suit your needs.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.