” Pippa? Little Roo?” we all asked.” But Joy named her doll Pippa, must we have two dolls with the same name, Little Roo?”
Well, for yesterday and today it’s Pippa, she may meet someone else who makes her happy and re-name her but for now she will copy her sister.
I am thrilled with this doll and so glad that she’s finished!!! She may develop freckles one day, but for now she is as she is. Her inspiration came from a child hood friend whom I thought and still think is the most beautiful girl I have met to date. I would’ve named her Pauline if it was my doll.
She is actually the third doll I’ve made. The second one is Joy’s and has has no hair yet. I am considering taking that dolls head off and redoing it entirely because I don’t like the nose…. I have not decided if I should or what’s the easiest way to fix her without adding more wool, re-stringing her facial features and adding new “skin”.
Part of me thinks we all have our blemished. So, so what that this doll has a small bump between her eyes, she’s still lovable and being loved regardless….. But I know I can do better, and it’s for Joy. This is her what do you think? Does she need surgery?
These dolls have put my skills to the test, and my confidence to the brink. I have cried, laughed, hugged them, squealed with delight, bled a bit on each doll from pin pricks and it seems I have carpel tunnel( which I’m not blaming on the dolls but the dolls are certainly not helping matters) . I have one more doll to make from scratch and Joy’s to finish. They are made with a lot of love and time, but it’s worth it to see the girls excited about their new friend.
When Little Roo took Pippa into her arms and said, ” My dolly” the work was all worth it.
The next one is Sunshine’s. She is much more particular so I left her’s to last so I had a better chance of getting it right for her. She wants a dark skin doll and I don’t have the fabric for that yet so I have to decide if i will order some or if it will be the first of her disappointments.