Instead here I am blogging. Blogging about the gorgeousness that is Abby's Christmas present. She doesn't have a name yet (I'm leaving that honour for the recipient) but she is quite delightful. I made her a few weeks ago (before my sewing machine became my worst enemy) which means creating her was an absolute joy. I normally prefer quick and easy sewing projects and this was long and somewhat tricky. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the step-by-step process of making her come to life. She only has one outfit so far (work clothes!) but Abby and I will make some more clothes for her during the holidays.
I'm so impressed (and somewhat surprised actually) with my handywork if I do say so myself. Her nose is a bit flat and the embroidery on her face is far from perfect but I don't think the new owner will mind. I'm just hoping she earns a place on the 'special shelf' in Abby's bedroom. She is made from Fiona's Poppy Doll pattern using doctor's flannel I purchsed via Ric Rac.
OK, time to see if my sewing machine is ready to play nice.