My grandgirl, Miss Bee, has a love affair with dolls and her baby. Baby Jane is not a doll (Pssst, yes, she is, but Bee says no.). Baby Jane is her baby and Miss Bee is the Mommy. Period. Dollies on the other hand, are dollies. They're more like friends rather than children who need mothering. Louise, one of Bee's dollies, needed a hair makeover. The first hairstyle Louise had was my favorite, but the fluffy, soft hair shed all over everything and Mommy said we must do something else. So in came the pink hairstyle. I liked this one too, but it got mangled, and so it was time for Louise to get a reasonable hairstyle that wouldn't pull out or shed. I'm hoping this is it. Brown, loopy pigtails. I will admit to you, because you are my friends, that I will never make another dolly again. I think they are fussy and difficult, and of all the sewing projects I've made, this is the most tedious -- from the body to the tiny seams in doll clothes. I just don't want to do it anymore. So although I love the Wee Wonderful dollies -- and you really should go see how cute they are -- I am done trying to create them. Instead, I will buy them from Land of Nod. I think they are reasonably priced there and well worth the money in comparison to my sanity.
Have you heard of the Kindness Elves? They are the opposite of Elf on the Shelf. Instead of naughty deeds, Kindness Elf does thoughtful, loving deeds. Hillary Lang, from Wee Wonderfuls, made her adorable version of the Kindness Elf with one of her patterns. I even thought of making one..........but no. I want to have a kind, cheerful attitude for Thanksgiving.