Mary the Muslin Doll

“Mary had a little lamb, it’s fleece was white as snow;

and everywhere that Mary went, her lamb was sure to go.”

-Nursery Rhyme-

journal entry:

The world is full of wonderful dolls.  In fact some are so real that they ought to be able to cry. My Tiny Tears doll cried real tears. With all of the realism in toys, I thought it would be fun to make an old-fashioned muslin doll for Afton.  I cannot take credit for the body of the doll because I bought it at the craft store.  Then, I used a very large needle and made Mary’s hair.  It was FUN !  I just put the hair on one strand at a time until I had as much as wanted.  I chose this yarn because it is so out of control.  And it’s red.  I like red hair.

I trimmed Mary’s bangs and pulled her hair back in a ponytail holder.  Then I added a ribbon.  The clothes were the fun part.  Mary is an 18″ doll.  This little outfit is a preemie size by Carter’s.  I found it on sale.  I loved it.  Especially the flower on the bottoms.

I gave Mary two brown eyes using embroidery floss and a little lamb friend since the rhyme says that “Mary had a little lamb”.  Well . . . she does.   Mary will go to Afton’s house the very next time I see her.  I imagine that it won’t be long before Mary’s hair is a mess and her clothes are off.  That’s fine.  I had fun making her !

By the way . . . on Christmas morning children get many things.

So, rather than save the things I like to make for them until Christmas,

I try to share things all during the month.

I think that I do it for me as much as I do it for my little grandchildren.

It is just so FUN !

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