As it happends I am making my big girl a newborn sized doll for Christmas. Last week i went to join the head to the newly completed body and....well, the head was too small! wayyyyy too small like 8cm circumference too small; it was VERY distressing. But what is a mother to do? i made another head, much larger, much more newborn sized and so I had a spare head.
Any of you who have made a doll knowns that the head is the most complex and time consuming bit... this morning I packed up my brown eyed head, a pattern and enought fabric for the body into a snap lock bag.
On Monday morning he is on hs way to the south coast...I wonder what his name will be?
She said she wondered because she had three sons and someone said that meant she wasn't in touch with her feminine side...hmmm I don't know about that. Anyway I have gone off on a tangent. She has three sons but I noticed a broken old wicker pram in the garage as we walked through, i asked if she intended to fix it for one of them. "No, that is my sister's and her daughters are teenagers now". Maybe I looked a little too long...maybe she is very insightful. I had wanted to buy one for the wee girl for Christmas but just could not justify the price because her big sister is perfectly happy to let her have her old one..it is pink and metal...we found in on the side of the road once...it is very 1970's ~ I told her all that too.
When I got home she rang, she had spoken to her sister who was delighted for it to go to a new home to be loved and played with all over again! and she didn't want anything for it. So generous, i have never even met her sister!
Here it is... My beloved will repair it and then I will wash it and make some lavender beeswax to restore the colour. A little mattress made from recycled cloth nappies and a little quilt from my fabric stash, it will be so beautiful and a perfect size for her. We are so lucky!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kinds words and thoughts after Bob's death. My beloved has written a short eulogy to his friend to read at his funeral on Tuesday.
I will share a little with you now~
"The very nature of becoming wise means making mistakes, fortunately for me, I met Bob after he had made many of his mistakes; so I met a wise man, a compassionate man, a fiercely loyal man, and a man who truly believed that family is central to life.
I once asked Bob what he'd like to be remembered for and he said, after a little pause, 'for doing what I said I would'....and that for me sums up what I admired most about Bob - he was a go getter but also very humble. I will miss him terribly..."