Wednesday, 2 November 2011

My Creative Space : A doll from a brother

It’s Isabelle’s first birthday this month (and Noah’s the next) and Noah has started getting quite excited about birthdays, parties, candles etc … (and of course presents!!)

I was planning on taking Noah to the shops to buy Isabelle a present (from him), but then decided it would be better if he ‘helped’ me make her something instead. He doesn’t yet really understand the value of money, but has a better understanding of the value of time (especially when it’s bed time) and effort. (Recently when I made Noah sweep up a pile of dirt he had created outside, he said afterwards : “ No-Noah hard work, No-Noah lie down now.”)

So, yesterday ‘we’ made her a doll.

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When I say ‘we’ and ‘helped’ I really mean Noah looked over my shoulder the whole time and picked which fabric from my stash we would use for the clothes. He also ran off with the doll at a crucial moment when I not yet sewn up her hind-quarters and stuffing was escaping! He thought he’d quite like to keep her for himself!

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The tutorial and pattern is from here. Although I did my own thing a bit – mainly with the embroidery on the face (she has an Isabelle mouth), and clothes.

I did up the little doll’s cot and made the quilt (a mini of Isabelle’s own one), both pictured above -  earlier this year in my pre-blogging days. They are also going to be Birthday/ Christmas presents for Isabelle.

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For more inspiration see what other creative people have made this week by going here (linking in with ‘Our Creative Spaces’ again.)

And also check out this craft blog directory (or join up yourself if you are a crafty blogger.)

Happy Thursday!

Jen x

2 comments:

Jill said...

Cute little doll, cot and quilt - I'm sure Isabelle will love them!
So nice to have a little helper when you work too! :)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Fay said...

Cute doll! I'm sure she's going to love it.