It's all about doll making here at our place at the moment.
It started on the rainy long weekend, it seemed like a good idea at the time! At it was. The kids have been immersed in their creations and it's so satisfying watching them making something they love. Having four children standing around me at the sewing machine, loudly discussing their designs, who was next, which buttons they could use was inspiring...but also LOUD.
Sunday's doll was born first. Jane has long. long legs and hair made from a blanket fringe. She hasn't got a mouth yet, mainly because mouths are hard to do and we are waiting for inspiration!
Then along came Loopy. Rosie stuffed Loopy's legs, taking great care, and then we looked for some suitable hair.
Mermaid hair of course.
Arms were next.
And then an old woollen dress from the Dolly Clothes Basket.
While they were waiting for their turn the button box was tipped upside down and buttons were sorted into colours.
I can remember doing this when I was little too.
Lucy is working on a sailor doll with blue & white striped legs & Bill has quickly made up his spotty monster/teddy who is waiting for his mouth and eyes. Apparantly he will be reversable so perhaps he will be scary one side and happy the other? I'll have to wait and see. I love making toys with my kids, I could do it all day! But hey, who has orders to fill and dishes to do? Who has chickens to feed, washing to hang & fold, bills to pay, oh, and nametags/pincushions to make?! Hmmmm.....hope your creative space is ace today, check out some more aciton over here xo