Archive for June 22, 2009

Raggedy Cassie?

June 22, 2009

raggedy cassieI’m not sure this little girl should go live with Ruby. She’s really demanding and has a foul mouth. I was doing her hair and she started talking to me and she wasn’t nice about it either. I said .. “Excuse me?” She said her name was Cassie, she was from Texas, and she wanted big hair. I was like .. oookay. Then she said she wanted blond highlights. What? Raggedies don’t have highlights. She didn’t care and said if I didn’t give them to her .. well, she started badmouthing and threatening me. So I gave in. Then she refused, absolutely refused, to wear the slippers I made her. Said that if they weren’t stilletos she wasn’t going to wear them. Fine. She can go barefoot. I don’t care. I told her that I didn’t like her attitude and that I wasn’t sure I was going to send her to live with a 3 year old. She shut up after that – hasn’t said another word!

Another Hope doll

June 22, 2009


If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I call the Annie’s I make for cancer patients Hope dolls. Although I make them with love, I sure don’t like *having* to make them. This one, in progress, is for a three year old with leukemia.

I’m using a free pattern I got from Bowls-n-Annies. I just fell in love with it when someone first posted about her give-away and I’ve been looking for an excuse to make one. As usual,. mine looks nothing like the pattern. First off, I was playing with bias and I ended up with a triangular head instead of a round one, lol. Then the pattern called for painting shoes and stripes but I didn’t want to do that so I used some striped fabric I had in my stash instead. I really like how the stripes bend over the foot so I think I’m going to leave it like that. Maybe make a pair of shoes from felt. I bet she’ll be cute when she gets her little gown and hair.
Oh – and this is the hospital gown that I made for her too – the doll’s clothes will be made of matching material – even though the scale is way too big for the doll. This is made from a free pattern from Lazy Girl Designs. I couldn’t figure out why the back of the gown was so much longer than the front – when they both had a straight across hem. Anita told me to curve the hem and that worked great! Thanks, Anita!

front of hospital gown

You can’t tell but there is silver glitter embedded in the fabric. Very girly!

back of gown

More baby pics

June 9, 2009

This is my 8 week old nephew with his plushie … really gives you a perspective on the size of the plushie, lol.

Logan & Pugie

Baby toy

June 3, 2009

If you don’t have a lot of baby toys … plushies are great stand-ins! This is my friend Judy’s granddaughter with one of my plush .. isn’t she gorgeous!

Annika and Plushie