I decided to make a doll for my daughter after much asking on her part for me to make her a doll or a teddy bear for Christmas. (I am making both-the bear will be crocheted and the doll I am making is from a Waldorf doll kit) Anyway, I have been putting in small chunks of time over the course of the last few days getting the doll started. Last night, I wound up working hard on it fueled by some late night coffee induced insomnia and nursed along by some lame made-for-TV Christmas movies. I went to bed around 5:30 and still have yet to sew around the arm holes, attach the hair, and stitch the eyes/mouth. What I learned is that this type of doll is very time consuming and that it is tricky to make look smooth and professional. I also learned that I am an atrocious hand sewer even though I tried to force myself to go slowly and carefully. In the end I settled for “obviously homemade”…there will be no mistaking the fact that a mother’s love when into making this baby, LOL.
Here she is in progress.