((Warning)) If you're afraid of dolls close this page immediately!
I am not a crafty person. I like to draw occasionally and dream about things I might like to do if I had the patience, money, time, talent etc.... So when I realized that I was DYING to sew something it surprised me! I haven't had any desire to sew since high school sewing class, 14 years ago, when I attempted to make a pair of blue corduroy overalls with sunflower buttons.... I almost went crazy and completely lost my desire to sew.
A while back I picked up a small (very small) sewing kit for button repair and such. When the desire to sew something came back to me I was so grateful for that little kit! I scrounged around and found a pillow case and some sturdy paper and began to draw a pattern for a doll. Yes, my first project is this doll. I guess I figured it would be an easy instant gratification project with little complication.
It has been fun and slightly frustrating due to the fact that I've had to hand sew everything and I've never made a doll before. There are many things I will change for the next doll. Yes, there will be another doll at some point. This one needs some clothes and a few other details but overall it has been extremely gratifying and inspiring to actually use a needle and thread to create something.
The only drawback to making dolls is Chris' reaction. Tonight he came in after work, admired my handy work and then said "if it comes after me with a knife in the middle of the night, you know that I will have to burn it...." Of course, I would have no objections at that point.