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.