Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Introducing Wren - and Happy New Year!


Happy New Year everyone! 

We made it through the busiest season of the year and are starting to settle down into our work and play for the winter season. 

When our dear C was just under a year old, I made her Willow doll. When A was about eight months old, I ordered the supplies to make another. The shop didn't have the same kits in stock but made one up for me to match her sister's. 

Stitch by stitch, month after month, and A had a harder and harder time keeping her hands off her sister's doll. I finally made the push to finish it in time for Christmas. 

I'm sorry there isn't a better picture of Wren. As you can see, every time I tried to get a good picture of her, there was someone who'd rather play with her.

It's very satisfying to make something so loved.

I wanted an animal or botanical name. When we read Admar Kwant's Pip the Gnome, a house favorite, on one page spread he plays with his friend the wren and she sings him a pretty song. I knew we had the right name, and color scheme, dark enough to hide dirt, and different enough from Willow.

photobomb by Lblblibby the turtle.