layla put ollie to sleep again. she can be such an amazing little helper. i heard her calling from the other room "mom, come in here and bring the camera. you have to see this." she was right, it was adorable. i remember when ollie was somewhat afraid of layla and her intensity. now that ollie has gotten used to it though, she loves layla's extra attention. the doll in the photo is eislee's christmas doll all sewn together! i am so excited about how quickly and easily it is coming together.
Country Crafts is the book that my doll pattern came from. the link takes you to amazon where it sells for forty cents. i got an even better deal than that though... free... it was here when we moved here and i have wanted to make this doll for years. anyway, it has been really cute how excited all the kids are about how it's been coming together. when layla left for school this morning she said "mom, finish the doll's hair before i get home." spend my morning sewing? well... ummm.... ok.... don't twist my arm or anything. i wish i would have gotten some pictures of eislee with her doll when i had finished sewing the pieces together but hadn't stuffed it yet. she was just carrying around this flat little cloth doll everywhere. it really made my heart melt. it feels so good when they just love what you made for them (especially since it takes quite a bit of your time). in fact eislee fell asleep last night with that doll in her arms. which may not sound like that big of a deal, but i tell you it is a very big deal. my eislee does not like stuffed animals on her bed at all when she sleeps and when she does have them on her bed they have to be over in the corner... she never ever sleeps with them in her arms. so now you see how special it was for me to find her like that last night.
well... i suppose i should get to work on that hair. i don't have very long until layla gets home and i don't want to disappoint. and if i'm being totally honest... i am just as curious about how it will turn out as she is.