Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crafty! - Annie's Robe and Slippers

Last year Evie asked for a "My Twinn" doll for her 7th birthday. This is a girl who has never ever played with dolls. She asked for a baby doll when she was 4, which then sat on her bed forgotten for months on end. She's never touched a Barbie or really been interested in paper dolls. She's all about the animals. But, it's her birthday, so whatever - if you want a doll like that, you aren't getting much else, so enjoy. "Annie" (who is not so much a 'twin' but a 'reasonable likeness') pretty much just sits on Evie's bed these days too (except when we travel anywhere overnight and then Annie must come along!).

Now Evie, being a typical kid, has enjoyed PORING through the My Twinn catalogue picking out all the outfits and accessories Annie had to have. Well I sure as hell am not spending $35 on a nightgown/robe set, soccer set, what have you (or any of the 'must haves' like the small piano or doll sized easel for ridiculous amounts of money). So I found a company online that makes patterns for doll clothing and we ordered a few. Last week I finished the nightgown/robe/bunny slippers you see here and I now know why I've been saving all my fabric scraps over the years! So I can make a wardrobe for Annie. Hmmm. Why don't my kids have grandmothers who sew??




Now it's Matt's turn to craft something for Annie; Evie has requested a doll-sized bed for her room. Because her own full sized bed isn't big enough for the two of them. Seriously.

4 comments:

  1. Love those doll slippers. Too cute!

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  2. Those came out so well! I'm a sewer, knitter, scrapbooker, and other crafts too. I wouldn't spend $$ on doll clothes either, except maybe Barbie clothes because seriously I'd go blind trying to make barbie slippers. You did such a great job!!! oh, we found out we were preggers with #2 when #1 was 6 months old too. LOL I was a little embarrassed at the pool with a huge pregnant belly and a kid under 1. We were "those people" this summer!

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  3. Those are awesome! You did a great job.

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  4. Oh - you are such a good mom! My girls love their My Twinn dolls! I should get some of those patterns. And those slippers are so great!

    XOXO
    Jen

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