Daisy has been asked to 4 birthday parties in the next couple of weeks and Fred has one too so I decided that homemade (and therefore free) presents might be a very good idea given the parlous state of our finances!
In my wisdom I decided that I should make a Sock Monkey for birthday no.1 - but the truth is that I really don't actually LIKE making Sock Monkeys and I got very cross with it and myself this afternoon. I was definitely a very Grumpy-Mummy-Locket - but I'm quite pleased with the result and hopefully Daisy's friend will be too.
I'm going to have to go out and buy a bumber-big-bag of toy stuffing tomorrow as I currently have to make
- 4 more monkeys (if I can bear it)
- 2 small dolls
- 2 medium sized dolls with dresses made out of baby clothes for the babies' christenings
- 2 "Lucy Locket Owls"
- several birthday presents for Daisy for next month
- and a larger rag doll (more about that later)
It's a good job I like sewing isn't it???
About the larger rag doll - I have been asked to make a doll to fit this gorgeous baby dress
(size about 9 months I guess) for the little girl's first birthday.
The problem I have is that to make the doll big enough to fit the dress (given that babies are differently proportioned to rag dolls) it will be HUGE - rather like this....................
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, a bit freaky don't ya think?
Obviously it may be better once it gets its stuffing and hair - but I would be very grateful for any HELPFUL suggestions!
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Make sure you come back on Monday - not saying why though!
P.S. Pop over to Barbara's blog as she is having a "name the teddy" competition - I don't really want to tell you all this because I want to win but I am a kind and generous person at heart.........!