This used to be a crafty blog and I promised a downpour of inspiration?
Well, I may be a tad obsessed about food right now, but I'm still that same crafty girl with a backlog of projects to share.
Inspired by the dolls made by Ella Pedersen of Little Red Caboose, I made Avery a doll for December 25th. It's hard to believe, but Greta is the first doll I've made for Avery. I suppose I always thought Avery had enough dolls - really, she has plenty - but there's always room for a doll made by mom.
I free handed the pattern and used some vintage fabric scraps that reminded me of Avery (and happen to match her room perfectly). The face is made from a linen doily I scored in a bag of goodies from a fellow Freecycler. I even crocheted a little heart for Greta.
Avery loves her. Greta keeps Avery company each night in bed; they can often be found snuggled under blankets reading cookbooks. Greta has even been to a few sleepovers.
When Avery unwrapped Greta, she asked me if I had won the doll from a blog giveaway. I'll take that as a compliment. It's hard to believe how fast Avery is growing up sometimes. Just today she checked out a book at the library entitled, "A Smart Girl's Guide To Surviving Boys". Oy. But the good news is that she still loves dolls. Phew.
Boys will come and go, but Avery will always have Greta.