The doll project
You may remember me talking about sewing - well I have started, but not with what you think. I have become a little side-tracked and have decided to make a doll!!! Why, you may ask. Well, my cousin Clara asked in her blog about the types of arts and crafts we have been doing. As I was writing the list I remembered I had made 3 dolls when I was 18 and I loved making the clothes. I have no daughters (or granddaughters) so I have no one to make pretty dresses for - but if I make a doll and can sew beautiful dresses to my hearts content.
But first I need to make the doll . . . so far 2 arms and 1 leg. I have started the dress, but you will have to wait to see that!!
As I haven't sewn for 22 years - I had to go and buy "stuff" - pins, marking pens, cotton, needles, un-pickers (very handy) . . . plus a pin-cushion (I have never owned one). My sons, when they saw the mouse (see photo) they thought it was pretty cool!! However I need to keep it away from Ruby - she wanted to play with it!!
However I have run into a little problem (don't laugh) . . . I have got older in the last 22 year (only just realised!) and my eye sight is not as good as it once was. As I was hand sewing the arms/legs on Saturday night and I couldn't see what I was doing. So . . . I am off to an eye appointment on Wednesday afternoon and once I have my new glasses I will re-commence my project. I usually wear glasses for computers and reading but they are 3 years old and need replacing.
Stay tuned dear friends. . .
PS Ruby was so good when I was cutting out the pattern (on the floor) she sat and watched, playing with the scrap paper. As a reward she was given a piece of fabric to play with.
PSS - another sign of age . . . had trouble getting up off the floor after cutting out the pattern!!!