Say hello to this little lady! She has been in the works for a little while now. A month or so ago, a good customer of mine contacted me about making a special doll for her daughter. I love requests like this - it gets me to do something a little outside of what I would normally do and I enjoy the challenge. Making dolls was actually one of my favorite projects when I was a girl. I made a number of them - some for myself, a few for my Mom, and I think one or two for a favorite cousin. So, I've been making dolls since I first started sewing, but I haven't made any in a long time. Maybe if my boys had been girls I would have been making dolls instead of monkeys, but they are definitely truck loving, doll throwing (we have one doll that we bought for Peter just before Ned was born to try to teach him how to treat a baby which seems to have been a fairly unsuccessful endeavor as that doll usually just gets thrown around), rough and tumble boys.
This is definitely the kind of project that makes me want to have a girl. There are so many fun things to make for girls. I know this is a superficial reason to have another, so let's not even get me started on what I think about having another child to try for the sex that you don't have (let's just say I have two wonderful boys and if I had another child I would be just as happy to have another boy). But, the world of crafting for girls is definitely full of some lovely, fun, frilly, beautiful, and absolutely fabulous things. Luckily, I have nieces to make all of these great things for. I think at least a couple of my nieces will be getting a new doll for their birthday this year.
And I had enough fun with this little lady that I think she just might be something you'll see in the shop in a little while. We'll see...have a wonderful weekend everyone!