I have had a lot going on lately, and I am pretty overwhelmed. Some of it has to do with sewing deadlines, some of it related to getting Stitcherie up and running, and some is just regular life stuff. Sometimes I just need to sew for fun, even when I have a zillion other things on my list of things I have committed to do. It is my hobby after all, even though I am sort of trying to make a job out of it.
That's where this guy comes in. Meet Rudolph! He was sewn up using this pattern by Sarah at Dolls and Daydreams. Isn't he the sweetest thing? I was browsing the patterns during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, and when I saw him, I had to have him.
Look at that sweet little tail! The details in this pattern are spot on. The bits of felt I used are from Maureen Cracknell's shop. It is so much nicer than the craft store stuff.
He makes a darling little Christmas decoration for the house...
...but this guy really took to him. As soon as I was done sewing on the last holly berry, my little one claimed Rudolph as his own and slept with him, abandoning his two other loved stuffies for the night. And it wasn't so bad to be woken up at 5 AM to him standing next to my bed saying "Momma, I love him because you made him for me." Heart. Melt. This is why I sew.
Ruldolph is the first doll I've ever made, but he won't be the last. I think I might be hooked! I have another Dolls and Daydreams pattern that I plan to formally review, now that I know what I'm doing in the doll making department, so stay tuned!