Saturday, November 17, 2012

the magic of being a child

photo by spbm

Yesterday my daughter emailed me all excited about a book she had bought Ada for Christmas. My daughter has always been an avid reader and gets attached to things in an obsessive way, (a very good obsession). :) She was wanting me to see if I could make Ada a rag doll for Christmas, like the one in the book. I went immediately to work trying to find a pattern I liked, I didn't, so I started out trying to create one. The photo of the rag doll above is what I ended up with at around 1-2 a.m. this morning. I have some tweaking to do, but am thrilled with the way she turned out.

I love making things for the kids to help with creating wonderful childhood memories. I am very curious as to what Ada will name her. :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend before Thanksgiving. If you're like me, you've got lots to do. My little ones will be here on Tuesday. Yeah!!!!


“For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.”

― John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

photo by spbm

“Think for a minute, darling: in fairy tales it's always the children who have the fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window.”

― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sixpence,

The doll is so sweet and how magical that you made it for your little one.
She will be so happy and yes, the magic of being a child is great.

Happy weekend

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Hi Carolyn,

She was fun to make, going to work on another one tomorrow, after I clean my hobby room tonight. :)

Thanks for the visit, always so nice to see you.

A very happy weekend to you!


Gail said...

What a wonderful present!

I love connecting presents like this. The theme could continue.

Happy thanksgiving.

Jo said...

she is adorable!! ada will absolutely love her!!

seeing the doll and reading those quotes makes me want to be little again, just for a day. or maybe have a little one some day soon-ish and relive some adventures...hmmm.... some day. :)

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Hi Gail,

These are the things that make childhood special, huh. Fortunaly, my girls always loved things like this, much more than the store-bought gifts. I really wish people would get back to the basics of Christmas. It makes me sad that people feel they have to spend so much money on gifts.

Happy Thanksgiving week to you! May it be a joyful time with your friends and family.


Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...


I just know Ada will. She is the cutest! I wish my daughter would let me post pics of her, she doesn't want them on the internet. Maybe after she gets it for Christmas, Emily can get a picture of her with it without her face. :)

One thing for sure, our imagination allows us to remain children. :)...and you have a great one! Your child(ren) will enjoy a magical childhood, I can tell you are so much fun!

Hope you have a great week ahead.
Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie!


LadyCat said...

Your doll is adorable! She looks so dainty and I love her face. You are making special memories : )
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. We are having everyone here for dinner, too. Such a special time of year.

Cat said...

love it!!
you are a talent♥

love and light

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Ladycat, thank you for the compliment. She'll be here tomorrow, though the doll is for Christmas. I am so excited to get to see her, she is little fire cracker. Now, I need to get busy and get a cape made for her brother.:) Honestly, I need many more hours in the day and more days in the week.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!


Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Cat, If only I could make money at making these things. :) Thanks so much for the lovely compliment.

Have a great Thanksgiving! I hope it is a time for you to get to enjoy family and friends.