Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Journey of the Dolls

It all began one morning in October when I woke up to the first cold day of the season. The clouds and fog were so refreshing after a long hot summer. The perfect day to cozy up under a blanket and start a project. Scarlett agreed so we made some hot cocoa and both squished into papa's chair. We chose to make dolls for each other for our project. After a quick sketch of some faces we got right down to stitching. We ended up sitting in that chair all day just talking and enjoying each other. It was one of my favorite days of the whole year.

Throughout the past few months we've managed to sneak in one of those "doll days" every couple of weeks. We have stitched and stuffed our little hearts into these dolls.

She even got to use her very own sewing machine, a cherished birthday present from Jaime.

We finished them just in time to wrap them and place them under the tree.

Scarlett named hers Moon and mine Star. Whenever I look at them my heart swells with love and pride (because my daughter is just barely 6 and she made such an awesome doll) and memories. I remember all those moments where the rest of the world disappeared and it was just her and I creating something together.


mama pratt said...

those are just about the sweetest dolls i've seen! and what a sweet story to boot...

Mrs. Jones said...

Finally the rest of the world gets to meet Moon and Star!! It's been a long time coming, but the journey is the destination, right?

mary jane said...

how darling!