I have been asked quite a few times over the years if I would sell the dolls that I make. And my answer has always been no, I'm a seamstress, not a doll maker. But I have finally given in. I am working on two red-headed dolls for two sweet red-headed sisters. I could not resist! The most interesting thing about working on these dolls is that since they are not gifts for my girls I can work on them during normal daylight hours. Quite a change from secretly stitching away only while the girls are in bed, which although that is special and fun too, it can get a little stressful, especially when a birthday is just one week away and I have barely gotten started. So this morning I had a lovely time drinking tea, cutting, sewing, stuffing, while the girls played happily nearby. (The picture above is from one of my favorite books, The Children's Year. Really has nothing to do with the dolls I'm making, I just love the picture!)
And it seems yesterday the girls took the camera and had a little photo session.
When Chessa was really little she always squeezed her eyes shut when smiling for the camera. I guess she still does sometimes.
Chloe got to borrow this sunbonnet from a friend the other day. The idea was to use it to make a pattern so we could make our own. But after much debate in my own head I went ahead and ordered Amy Karol's bonnet pattern last night. Cause we all know that one is super cute, right?
Now, would you like to see where Jason was last week?