So I'm starting to prepare now. I don't want last minute pressure to get Eloise's gift done. Our first grandchild will have her first birthday the first part of next month. The last two days I've spent some time sewing. Can you guess her present?
I've even shown her this part of it. They don't really matter to her yet, but I hope she has many hours enjoying her dolls.
I'm using an old pattern which I really like. I made many of these dolls when I was single, and I like doing it the old way. The newer patterns have changed things to make it a bit simpler I think, but it also lessens the quality of the doll.
See these legs? They have a seam sewn across the leg to give them bendability. The arms are the same way. I love it.
You probably won't see the finished ones until her birthday. We do have to keep it somewhat of a surprise.
This is linked to Esther's blog.