I was chomping at the bit to create a new doll after I mailed off Marabel and Felicity to their new homes. A bit of an empty feeling takes over me when I give each babe a final hug and kiss before tucking them into their packaging beds.
With a new supply of fabric and ideas swimming around in my head, I sat down at the machine and got to work. My muse Emelia lent me her ear as I tried to make up my mind on what type of doll that I was going to make. After all, she's been begging me for a playmate.
And so we rolled with her ideas. The templates came out, clothes were made, and one precious babe has started to be brought to life
She has a tendency to breath down my neck and peek over my shoulder while I stitch. Quite the task master, that one is.
(Emelia looking on at my progress.)
Emelia is quite please with herself. She loves a baby and picked out all of the things that she would want for her own baby.
She decided on a bonnet (of course).
And a pocket for her baby to carry a little trinket in (practical).
She also cornered her Auntie Lala in the livingroom during a visit and kindly asked her if she might make her baby a sweater to keep warm with.
Auntie Lala was only too happy to oblige.
And finally, there was the one thing that she just wouldn't hear " No" about. She insisted that this baby needed a proper pair of bloomers.
Complete "with flouncy ruffles, Mama!".
And so a new babe is stirring. Being brought to life... stitch by stitch, slowly but surely.
Note: Emelia just cannot fathom the fact that there are other dolls out in the world who have never known the fabulous-ness of a flouncy pair of bloomers.
She's actually quite upset with me that she, herself is without a pair.
I guess I had better get to work.
As a treat for our readers, Emelia has asked that we share the tutorial and template for the bloomers.
We will be sharing the tutorial on Monday the 23rd.