Thursday, May 20, 2010

I am creating...

I obviously didn't get Simple Woman's Daybook posted this week.  I thought about going back and doing it, but decided to just share what I'm creating this week.

Background:  Olivia loves homemade gifts, both to receive and to give.  Typically when it comes to her birthday, Doug and I have her gifts planned long before May even arrives - usually bought or completed!  Somehow this year it all sneaked up on us.  Last Wednesday - a mere two weeks before the special day - we realized we had nothing.  Not even an idea!  So, I asked her what she wanted. 

A sock doll. And a sock horse.  And a specific wardrobe for the sock doll. 

Where she came up with the idea, I don't know.  From a book, I'm sure.  But, that's what she really, really wanted.

So, Doug and I set on a mission to figure out how to make a sock doll.  (The horse is just not happening - not enough time!)  Fortunately my mother-in-law reminded me that she'd passed on a sock doll pattern book to me several months before.  I'd just looked at it a few days earlier.  I can't believe I forgot it!  So, for the past week I've been working on a sock doll.  It's not great, but it's coming along decently.  As of right now she's lacking a face and clothes.

No pictures yet, but they'll be coming.  Here's hoping it is what she wanted! 

1 comment:

Choate Family said...

You go with your creative self! I usually just leave that prompt off of the daybook since I don't have a creative bone in my body :-)