I started out the year with every intention of taking on no projects at all. This has been a happy thing, actually. My energy has been needed elsewhere. But, once the weather turned wintery, I started getting idea-niggles. Small scale idea-niggles. Things that might be fun to make, quick to make, and happy-making. Seemed like quite a winning Make combination.
I started off by getting to work on an item I'd promised away, some time last year. It quickly became obvious that simple projects were the only ones that could happen right now, so I left that as a W.I.P and instead spent some time co-constructing a doll blanket with Eleanor. It didn't take long, and it got me thinking about other little makings, of the doll-size variety.
This year we are saving our pennies to buy Eleanor an American Girl doll (and at long last my childhood dream of owning one of these will come halfway true) for her 5th birthday, and rather than spend a million more dollars on AG clothes and accessories, I plan to make and collect our own set of mini-me pieces. Today I worked on a doll sleeping bag prototype. It was a quick whip up, and now that I know what changes I will make, it should be even quicker to sew another one for Garly Bear (who is also in line for a AG Bitty Twin). It looks pretty home-made-ish, yanno. But I doubt she will mind, or even notice.
When we were little, our mama made us so many amazing doll clothes and accessories. Kinda fun to keep the tradition up.
Just fyi - that adorable doll is one of Dee's, of course. Check out her dolls via the Tiny Eyes page, or her new biz, Needle & Nail (cute wooden toys alert!). The mini teepee is by Mocka. Super adorbs.