Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sewing Love {and hope} Into a Doll

If you were to spend the day with my daughter, you would see that she has an amazing amount of energy. Filled to the brim with love and life and all things in between. Her excitement over dinosaurs, sea animals, trains and cars, as well as paints and brush strokes of brilliant color over paper is contagious, really it is!

But, what you will not see is her using her imagination in any way with a baby doll. No tea parties or playing "mommy" for her. So, why, you may ask, would I take the time, money, and effort into sewing her her very own Waldorf Doll? In all hopes that she might, one day, want to play with her, just like I did when I was a little girl. {sigh}

I was inspired, by this post and this post, to go ahead and try making my very first doll. Through the long hours of stitching and stuffiing I kept thinking and hoping that her seeing me working so hard and putting so much love into this doll, might just make her want to play with her and love on her.
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This doll was a joy to make. I even have another kit waiting for me to start on. {just deciding if the next one should be made into a boy or girl?} Throught the entire process, she really grew on me. Memories of my childhood best friend came flowing back inside my heart and mind.

Yes, as you can see, she is not perfect. Her eyes need to be bigger and her hair not so thick. But, all in all, I am pretty proud of my first attempt at doll making.

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I have fabric bought, washed, and cut out to make her a dress complete with pantaloons and apron, but, when I saw this pretty pink and white dress that came with a matching dress for my daughter, I just couldn't resist. So, on Easter morning, this cutie will be sitting in my daughters Easter basket, looking just like her. I am hoping once she sees that they have on matching Easter dresses, she will love her all the more!

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The most important reason I have for making this doll is that I want to keep the "little" in my little girl. Having toys that encourage positive, imaginative, play surrounding her is what I am striving for. I want her to remain pure and honest; to be respectful and respected. I want her to be as far apart from this world as she possibly can. And, if I can obtain that in my attempt at sewing love into a doll, well then I will just keep on sewing. No matter the amount of time, money, and effort it takes.


Today I am linking up with:






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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~ Ephesians 4:29

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sewing Love {and hope} Into a Doll

If you were to spend the day with my daughter, you would see that she has an amazing amount of energy. Filled to the brim with love and life and all things in between. Her excitement over dinosaurs, sea animals, trains and cars, as well as paints and brush strokes of brilliant color over paper is contagious, really it is!

But, what you will not see is her using her imagination in any way with a baby doll. No tea parties or playing "mommy" for her. So, why, you may ask, would I take the time, money, and effort into sewing her her very own Waldorf Doll? In all hopes that she might, one day, want to play with her, just like I did when I was a little girl. {sigh}

I was inspired, by this post and this post, to go ahead and try making my very first doll. Through the long hours of stitching and stuffiing I kept thinking and hoping that her seeing me working so hard and putting so much love into this doll, might just make her want to play with her and love on her.
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This doll was a joy to make. I even have another kit waiting for me to start on. {just deciding if the next one should be made into a boy or girl?} Throught the entire process, she really grew on me. Memories of my childhood best friend came flowing back inside my heart and mind.

Yes, as you can see, she is not perfect. Her eyes need to be bigger and her hair not so thick. But, all in all, I am pretty proud of my first attempt at doll making.

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I have fabric bought, washed, and cut out to make her a dress complete with pantaloons and apron, but, when I saw this pretty pink and white dress that came with a matching dress for my daughter, I just couldn't resist. So, on Easter morning, this cutie will be sitting in my daughters Easter basket, looking just like her. I am hoping once she sees that they have on matching Easter dresses, she will love her all the more!

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The most important reason I have for making this doll is that I want to keep the "little" in my little girl. Having toys that encourage positive, imaginative, play surrounding her is what I am striving for. I want her to remain pure and honest; to be respectful and respected. I want her to be as far apart from this world as she possibly can. And, if I can obtain that in my attempt at sewing love into a doll, well then I will just keep on sewing. No matter the amount of time, money, and effort it takes.


Today I am linking up with:






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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~ Ephesians 4:29

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