Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lucy










Oh, silly Mama! How did you ever think you'd get away with making this dolly to sell? It was my first attempt at a 13" dolly, and I thought my four year old fully understood that this sweet auburn girl was for the shop. She'd gotten a Mama Doll for Christmas... she was good, right? In fact, she didn't even notice her the whole time I was making her. Phew, I thought, she doesn't care. Wrong! As soon as a dress was added, and she was nearly done... I was going to add underwear and shoes... she swooped in like a hawk rocking and cradling her and confessing her deep love for "Lucy". I did make her beg, but in truth, I knew the moment she asked, I would crack like a cracker... crumble to pieces all over my nice clean rug. Why? Because secretly, I had wanted to keep her for myself. Unfortunately, my weak will has created another problem... for there was another little girl that in fact loved this dolly before she was even finished, one who swoops her up the second her sister puts her down... one who ran back into her sleeping sister's room to wake up this same dolly this morning...


Oh no! Not good... two sister's in love with the same doll... what to do? Of course, I need to make Elsa one too... I can't let such an injustice sit. I am touched that they both approved of my creation, but it does make me realize I'll need to get a little tougher if I intend to make more of these to sell in the future... or else we'll have to have a separate bedroom just for dollies... they're already overpopulating us!

*P.S. Oona chose the name "Lucy" because we've been reading the "Little Bear" books and Emily, the little girl has a favorite dolly named Lucy.

Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .

5 comments:

Suzy Mae said...

We've had the same "problem" here :) She is so sweet though, I can understand why your little one fell in love with her :)

mirari said...

lovely doll...

Carie said...

She is just to sweet not to be given a home at home - I'm not surprised she has two little girls vying to take good care of her!

Lucy Bowen said...

Of course they love her, she is gorgeous!

Zauberflink said...

Sooooo good of you to just keep her :-)
We've had a similar situation here over a year ago and my daughter never really forgave me - until I made a sister. Just for her ;-)