Dolled up


I decided to tell Amelia that I was planning to make her a doll for Christmas and asked her if this is something she would really like. She has an enormous amount of stuffed toys and dolls, and while she loves her teddy, her Buzz, her Ugly Doll and one or two other likely lads, she isn’t really a big doll girl. She told me that what she really wants is a friend for Sally Jeero (her Ugly Doll) and could I make one? I asked her to draw me a picture of what she thinks it should look like and she did so with great enthusiasm. As you can see above, she is a pretty pink monster, with four eyes (plus a spare in one hand), holding a flower. So I have dug out my length of pink polar fleece, drawn up a pattern and am ready to go.

I started sewing up Lily’s doll last night and it’s an absolute pleasure to be doing something crafty again. It was a little hard to get started but now that I am in the middle of it, I can’t think of anything else. I have been worrying about the hair in a kind of obsessive way, but Hillary’s post about her cute little rag-haired doll was a total inspiration for me. I am looking forward to posting some W.I.P. photos of my attempt at a similar thing on Friday…