You are allowed to laugh. I give you full permission. It's a good thing I don't make my living sewing, or we'd all starve to death! Mike and I got a good laugh at the floppy head and misshapen body, however, she is loved.
Cole and Luke sat next to me mesmerized as I stitched and stuffed two pieces of tea stained t~shirt scraps to make a little body. While embroidering the last stitch on her green eyes, my sweet little Lucas danced around the room asking if he could name her Ali and keep her for himself.
My instinct was to refuse, keeping her locked away until everything was finished. Alas, my five year old reminded me of the most important lesson in life, it's not about being perfect, it's about loving one another and being loved. I am loved~
*For the pattern, I used Simmy's fantastically generous tutorial for making Ali. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my first doll, so I tea stained an old under shirt for the body, and stuffed her with some wool fleece I had on hand. I've spun up some gorgeous chunky tan alpaca for her hair and hopefully I'll have some more pictures to show you next week!
~Peace & Love~