The Doll

This project starts with a story.

My little peanut is very particular about clothes.  She will only wear what she wants to wear. “Too Big” is the ‘reason’ I get for everything, even if it is way too tight. That’s okay. We’ll work on adjectives.  But with winter coming, we cannot reject EVERYTHING bar 3 sundresses. I had an idea that if I made a doll for her, that was her size, and I put the clothes on the doll, that she would become familiar with them, and maybe she would see her way clear to wearing some of them herself.
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This doll came up to the living room last night when I was doing the hand work of stitching the hair fringe on – and my little doll “Jambi” – loved this thing from the minute she saw it.

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It’s a simple (‘simple’, ha! Is anything ‘simple’? ) rag doll. I embroidered the face on. The eyes are small black buttons. And the hair is fringe from the upholstery section.
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The Doll was immediately dressed in some pants that ‘should’ fit right now. And a long sleeve shirt.  I’ll let you know if we see this outfit off the doll, and on the live girl.
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But if I measure my success just in the love of the doll itself, then I have already hit a home run.  That is the ultimate craft prize! (cue mushy music. My kid is happy with a home made toy that I poured my love into.  Sigh. Sniff. “love”. Mama victory dance! )
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Spread that crafting love!

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6 Comments to The Doll
    • DrRuss
    • What a beautiful story and project. Congratulations on all fronts and hope that the clothing issues work themselves out. I foresee a happy ending on all counts.

    • Lisa Paul
    • What an incredibly clever idea! I know so many mothers who went through this stage and barely survived (kids who wanted to wear bathing suits while it was snowing). This may solve the problem.

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