A friend and I went in together on a pdf pattern a couple weeks ago. Not because it would have set us back a huge chunk of change but...well...why not? Cheap gets cheaper when you split it, right?
I started Mae last night and finished her this morning. Granted she is the first, and a bit of a test but still I'm pleased with how she turned out. Those thin arms are tough to stuff, I have to say! And, though her little pigtails are slightly (accidentally) lopsided, when deciding whether to stitch-rip, un-stuff, stitch-rip a little more, then re-pin, re-sew, and re-stuff, then re-seam, I asked the boys what they thought.
"Oh no, Mama! You should leave it. It's more real that way," they replied in agreement with each other. (That was one of the only things they agreed upon today!)
Enough said. Plus, the bows hide a bit of the lop-sidedness.
The biggest dilemma is wondering how many things I can pack and bring to our wee one (for her care package) before I'm cut off. I think I'll leave Mae home...just in case.
And on that note, I'm not a huge fan of the name Mae...so do you have a suggestion?
I'd be up for an Ethiopian name if you've got one handy...it would seem appropriate. For now though, she'll remain Mae. Little ones love these dolls as they are not only soft but the thin legs and arms make them easy to grasp, carry, or drag all over the place. So, my hope is that she will be well loved upon, drooled on, and cared for.
And while we're on the topic of The Care Package (what, you weren't following along?), I figured since the sheets are freshly washed, (too personal?) and we leave in a teeny tiny bit over a week, tonight would be a great night to put M's blanket in our bed.
It is still surreal to know that soon, very soon, she'll smell us - begin to sense us, she'll see us (photos comprise part of the package) - begin to know us.
All this will begin to unravel in a teeny tiny bit over a week.