Well – the guests have all gone and I am exhausted! Lovely weekend but I spent quite a lot of time trying to stop Amelia from pushing, pinching, punching and pulling the hair of her little cousin James. When I wasn’t worrying about the “right way” to try and make her understand how “not nice” it is to do these things I was consuming alcohol. Ok – exaggerations all round, but I am looking forward to them being a little older and either getting along like a house on fire, or ignoring each other completely apart from the occasional teenage eye-roll and tolerating sigh.
Amelia loves her doll who has been named Sophie (as have most of the other dolls in the house) and now has a special place along side her in the cot so that’s lucky. Here she is in all her finished glory.

I ended up using Kaffe Fassett fabrics to go along with her stockings and think it worked out ok. I really enjoyed making this doll and think she might be the first of many (planning some big changes though).

Here is a close up of the fabrics – I like the patterned fabric I used for the faux-peticoat – it picked up on the colours in her stockings and her hair which was a big ask.