I've spent several hours this weekend making a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. When I was talking with Sherry a little while back about what I could get for Caroline, she said, "You could get her a dolly. Her other grandmother won't do that." Well, once I had the idea, nothing would do but for me to head off to Ebay for a duplicate of the Raggedy Ann and Andy pattern I had purchased when Tom was a tiny boy. I made him a Raggedy Andy and although it was 34 or 35 years ago, I have no recollection of it's being this difficult! The pieces are so small, the directions in some places are so awkward and the construction of the dress is downright preposterous!
The plan for the dolly was to give her Caroline's coloring -- a blue-eyed blonde. None of this red-red hair with black eyes. She's nearly done. Tonight I'll sew the snaps on the back of the dress. And tomorrow I'll get to Michael's for yarn to give her some hair. Right now she looks like a very pleasant and cheerful chemo patient. Makes my head cold just to look at her.
Stay tuned for a pic of the finished dolly. Tomorrow or the next day, depending on the ice situation outside.