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This is the dear little thing that I have been working on for the last couple days. I love her. She makes me smile, and she makes Cedar go wild saying “baybaybabybaybay” it really is too cute. I will have to make her one of her very own soon, however this one is going to go to some lucky kid out there in the world through etsy! Doll making has got me, I have fallen cute little stuffed head over heels for it.  It has been hard to get up enough inertia to leave the crafting table in order to write a blog post about what I have been up to.  It is amazing how quickly it has come to me, I feel like I was made to create these little cuties. I am wondering how Work at home moms get so much accomplished, as soon as I focus on making dolls it is like a bomb goes off in our house and there are toys EVERYWHERE and little toddler food messes and pots and pans spread from here to kingdom come. So I have pretty much relegated my crafting to baby sleep time, and I’ll tell you what, by the time I have a little space to create, there is no stopping me, today it took Cedar getting into my serger cabinet and pulling the spools off the caddy in order for me to realize it was time to set down the doll and refocus on being a Mama!  I know someday Cedar will understand why it is so important for me to keep up my creative projects, without them I feel like an empty blob, but when I am flexing my creative muscles I feel vibrant happy and alive. Thank goodness for this life and the ability to express myself creatively !

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Wow I have been totally consumed by this doll making thing. I thought about it one day, got supplies for it the next and then feel into a deep abyss of crafting a la miniature. I carefully shaped the head using cotton stockinette and skin colored cotton interlock. Then I wove the hair onto the wig, which involved making a small hair colored crocheted cap for the doll and half hitching each hair into the scalp. next I had to make the body which surprisingly enough was the most challenging part for me! It took me a while but after a few missed meals and a lot of Papa taking care of Cedar I finally had a doll that I was happy with. If only the madness stopped there, then it was time for a miniature version of the jacket I made for Cedar this winter so she could match her new doll, and a sweet pair of reversible pants.  The best part about it is that every time Cedar sees her doll she squeals and hugs her close, I could not have thought up a better reaction.

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