Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Dolly for My Daughter

My 6 year old girl, Emelia, developed a little cold over the weekend and she is prone to asthmatic type symptoms when she gets a cold, without actually having asthma, if that makes sense. I decided to keep her home from school yesterday (on my Housework Day - how dare she get sick on Housework Day!) and she kept herself amused for most of the day with writing, spelling, drawing and playing, but I'd promised we'd make a doll from her new sewing book, "Made by Me" by Jane Bull and a doll we made.



It was loosely based on the above design, using that pattern, but we changed the hairstyle a bit and drew her face on. Pity my sewing machine is still playing up. One of these days I'll get around to doing a DIY service or taking it to a repair shop or accidently drop it from the balcony so my husband will buy me a new one, hopefully!

A got the idea for doing the hair from this blog, Bybido. There are some lovely handmade dolls on this blog.

Even had time to whip up a little skirt and top for it. No time for a button or a clip as I hadn't even started dinner. Thank goodness for pinking shears and safety pins!

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Anne-Mazza

    Found your blod from SS blogs list. Are you the Mazza from depression thread on SS? I am Jan W.A in case you were not aware :)

    Love your recipes and have added you to my blog lsit and followed you too.

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  2. Cute. Where do you find the time?!? Your little girl is precious.

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  3. Very Cute!!!!
    I'd love it if you would link up over at the Glitter Party!!!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html
    xoxo
    Kelly

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  4. Cute! Thanks for share, also for link to pigtail tutorial. I am a very new sewer, have made a couple of dolls from pattern for my 9mo, planning on making more & was wondering how good pigtails can be achieved :)

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