Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Sneak Peek at Our Winter Windfall Doll

Here we will leave you with a sneak peek at our Winter Windfall Doll.  She is a pretty lass  to be sure.  We will be holding a giveaway for her on January 1st.  Stop back then and we will stare her with you in full.

See you on the 1st.
Julia and Laura

Sunday, December 16, 2012

:: Holiday Donation Dolls ::

First off, before you look further...these dolls has already been given away.  

We wanted to introduce you to them because they are very special to us.  They represent the season of giving.  The joy that the holidays bring to the lives of little ones.


The hospital where we work has an adopt a family program every Christmas.  Each floor of the hospital is assigned a family in need to give gifts to.  This year our floor was assigned a family of 4 with a new baby due soon after the New year.  

In addition to some fun teethers and a handmade pilot cap bonnet, I chose to make a few Wee Ones for their baby girl to be born. 

Secondly is Sophie.

Sophie was originally meant to be our winter Windfall Dolls giveaway, but when we heard about the fundraiser for local children looking for donations to help bring in money, we changed our plans.

She is made using our regular doll tutorial.
She is 17 inches toll and her clothes were made using some fabric that we had been saving for a very special doll.  In the loveliest shades of lavender she was inspired and slowly she came together.

A tiny pocket applique to hold a little friend.

Reversed hems to add a bit of contrast.

Our first drawstring pair of pants.

And those booties!  We even made a tutorial for them for everyone to use!

Her hair is hand-spun and hand-dyed chunky yarn, mixed with little bits of blue and lavender worsted yarn.

The green eyes and tiny pink lips hint at the littlest bit of a secret happiness.

Her little friend ( a handpainted peg doll ) tucks quietly into her little pocket.

Love to you all.  We hope that you will all join us at the beginning of the year for the beginning of our Second year of giving away our Windfall Dolls.
Here is a sneak peek at the newest doll in progress.