Esme the knitted Doll is settling in quite well to the Stoneleigh household. She has got herself some new dolly outfits and is best friends with Willow. She even volunteered to model some 70's style retro flares for me. She's a good girl.
This is Esme... I have had her sitting on my work desk for about a year... only half made. Poor dolly!
For months she was just a stuffed head and body with some lips. My two year old still recognised her as a 'dolly' in this state and eventually asked me to make her some legs, then a few months after that, some arms. Eventually she got a face and then perched herself on my desk looking at me, covering her bald head with a hat, until I decided what sort of hair she should have.
Since she had to wait so long to be finished, I decided to give her a nice dress to make up for it. Now she's ready to get off my desk and go play with the other dollies!
Well... soon. I want to hang out with her for just a little bit longer... ;-)
I made myself a little desk companion for Christmas. She is knitted up on tiny needles with 4 ply pima cotton and stuffed with merino wool. I'm going to knit and hand sew a tiny wardrobe for her and it's going to be lots of fun!