I have been so inspired by all the adorable handmade dolls I've seen--both online and at the Amish market near us.
I decided to give it a whirl...
And so, with visions of a much-loved and played with toy running through my head, I created this for my Baby Bear:
I put alot of thought into it.
I made it to vaguely resemble her--the blond piggy tails shooting up on either side. They have crinkly paper in them for interest.
The fringy eyelashes, hand stitched and trimmed; the embroidered lips, bright red and feminine; the ruffly dress, the bright colors--yet not too bold...all done with my Baby Bear in mind.
Something soft to snuggle with, yet interesting enough to keep her entertained.
I imagined repairing "boo-boos" inflicted by too much love...washing a baby muddied by countless backyard adventures...packing her up to make the move to a newlywed's home, there to await the day she can be loved by a new generation of grandbabies...
I know, I know...I'll give you a moment to dry your sentimental tears.
I imagined too much.
Because this is what happened:
She flat-out hates the thing.
Can't stand it.
Won't touch it.
Maybe because I made the doll as big as her?
Like a stuffed zombie out to eat her brain...
Hmm...well, it was a lovely thought.