Our gift retreat is officially underway. Are you ready? We are kicking things off with a woman whom you will adore, and who will be sharing a gift she’d make if we were all huddled around the craft table this weekend turning out handmade gifts for everyone we love.
Alli writes at One Pearl Button, where I’ve been a fan for sometime. She does beautiful things with sharpies (I love sharpies!) and is even a member of the Sharpie Squad, she’s handy with a sewing machine and with yarn, and she is one of my fashion heroes (heroines?) Also, I love her beginner’s guide to Polaroid photography. Don’t miss it.
And now I’ll leave you in Alli’s capable hands.
I made this little doll for my niece last Christmas, using Emily Martin’s fabulous Black Apple Doll pattern and Chez Beeper Bebe’s doll accoutrements patterns. I had a ton of fun designing and sewing the fiddly little accessories, especially the velvet capelet.
When my niece (who was about to turn two at the time) opened her package, she immediately started beating the doll against the floor, grinning and squealing. Her parents assured me that was her way of showing how much she loved it! It made me so happy to see her running around the rest of Christmas weekend, clutching her new doll.
I felt such a connection to this project, and I love that I’ve passed that connection on to one of my favorite little people!
Be sure to stick around through October and into November to meet the rest of the talented women joining us on our gift retreat.
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