~Birthday Doll~

My littlest turned nine. I have no idea where these last nine years have gone. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home after an emergent c-section and here she is almost grown (so she thinks)!

My how these  years have flown. She asked for several different things this year for her birthday, however, the one I was most happy to hear was that she wanted a doll made by me, for her with red hair and green eyes. Just one week ago I had a head. That’s it. I worked a little each night putting her together. Friday I strung her together. Saturday was hair, Sunday more hair and a skirt and shirt. Monday was spent finishing up her sweater and making shoes. Tuesday Birthday Day DONE!

Yay. So happy.  If I can make something my daughter really wants, well, that makes me so happy.  These years may past so very fast, but she will always have a little piece of me with her, wherever she goes I will be with her.  It may be tangible or perhaps just a precious memory this small creation from wool, and cotton made today a special day for a mother and her daughter.  Happy Birthday Emma,  you make us all a little brighter by being in our lives.

~You can call her Hermione~

According to my daughter, this little one looks like Hermione in the first and second Harry Potter movies. Bushy brown hair with natural highlights. Funny. That girl is funny.

I love making these dolls. I just love the whole process.

I think I am getting a little better with each doll. I love the yarn mix I used for her hair. I love her knitted dress and booties.  I love this  Dress pattern.  I love the little shoe pattern.  I am working on a little sweater. I will have to show you when it is complete.

The holidays are coming fast. Can you believe it?
I am trying to get my thoughts organized.  I have to admit there is not much time left.  I am hopeful this will be a lovely and quiet holiday season for my family. We have had a few rough ones here of late.  This year I am working towards keeping stress very low and finding joy in the simple things, and focusing on the beauty of the season.

 

How are  you doing this holiday season? What are you working on?