Now, I’m not sure what it’s like in your house, but in ours once these fatal words are uttered; “I could make you a…” there is no going back.
They can’t be unsaid people.
My children become obsessed – questioning progress, reminding of promises, creating grandiose plans, proposals and plays all centered around the procurement of said item which I am going to produce. When Mummy? Have you started it Mummy? When will it be finished Mummy?
Doll making, it turns out, is SO not my thing.
Maybe it’s just fiddly sewing I’m no good at? I confess there was so much teeth gnashing and cursing before these two were finished I’m surprised they didn’t both end up with curly hair. Or toes.
Anyway they were finished, and while they are not perfect, they are quite fun… and now that the memory of me sitting up till the wee small hours unpicking and re-sewing has faded, I can look at them and smile. Well, ok, I can look at these two playing with them and smile 🙂
Maia requested red hair and plaits, Carter wanted a super hero – hence the mask and cape. I’ve promised I’ll make some more clothes for them (and a mermaid tail for Maia’s (!))… Maybe next week! MAYBE!
If you are looking for a free pattern/ doll making tutorial check out these dolls made by the amazingly talented Lier. That’s how a professional does it.
Have you ever sewn dolls? What do you think… Doll making: frustrating or fun? Hope your week is going well!