Sewing and I have a love/hate relationship. I love when projects are finished and feel quite proud of myself but oh the torment, blood, sweat and tears that going into the making of them. I am sure sometimes my sewing machine tries to pay me back for leaving it idle in the corner for so long!! Perhaps it doesn't like the dark although I maintain that it is snuggly warm with its cover on. How considerate am I??
I once made my daughter a little rag doll that had been published in Women's Weekly back in the 1970s. How she loved it and would carry it round for hours, mothering it. I decided to make another one for my granddaughter when she was born and then made a second one when a friend overseas had a new granddaughter. When my second granddaughter was born I made another one. Oh yes, rag dolls are truly labours of love and I determined I would only make them for my granddaughters.
I am a sucker for punishment, I really am. Two months ago found me planning on making two more for special presents. I searched the shops high and low to find the materials I wanted to use and was getting so frustrated when I couldn't find them. I eventually found some that would do but my heart wasn't in it as they were quite what I wanted. I had got lilac and lilac stripes but really wanted something brighter. I also got a greeny aqua colour and matching floral but had really wanted something more sea coloured. Sighhhhhhhhh!
These dolls lay on the dining table for weeks; I did anything I could to not make them. Haha, even the housework got done in preference to sewing lol. Eventually I reached the point where I could put it off no longer or they wouldn't be done for when I needed them. Once finished I just loved them, of course. I really am a silly billy.
I have another one to start making soon, ready for another granddaughter. Blow me, another friend has asked if I can make one for her granddaughter!! You can't refuse a friend, now can you? I need to check what materials I have left over from the various dolls so that I can see what more I need to buy.
I have just one request ........ do you think I could have some grandsons next, please LOL