I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
Clockwise from top left (including a tiny heart - can you see it?):
- Arms and legs
- Assistant's hands (Would anyone like to borrow him? Please?)
Poor Dolly. She has only just been rescued from the Hoppo Bumpo Bermuda Triangle of Craft. (Some more productive crafters have seen her before and would know exactly how long it is since the last stitch was completed.)
Based on one of the beautiful Wee Wonderfuls patterns, Dolly is made from felt and has an embroidered face. As you can see she would rather benefit from arms, legs, hair and some clothes! I really like this pattern - the instructions are very detailed and the construction methods straighforward. (Aside from the the full-time care of two marauding preschoolers, there is really no excuse for not having finished her quite quickly.)
When Dolly is finished I am hoping to send her off to the Uthando Project. This wonderful organisation collects handmade dolls to send to children living in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. In this region 1 in every 3 children live in poverty and 1 in 5 has lost one or both parents to AIDS. The dolls are used to encourage play and help with the expression grief and loss. If you are interested in more information, do take a look at the project website.