Pretty much, my crafty inspiration, the woman I look up to most, the mom I want to be, is Cheryl Snell. I couldn't post what I am about to post without giving her credit of having this idea first (as I know she is a little touchy about it). She made this darling dolly for her Ruby before Christmas, and I had to copy her. It is Cheryl's brilliance that has brought this post to you, and joy to the seven little girls that will receive these sweet dolls... well, Cheryl's and Martha Stewart's... well, actually, Cheryl's, Martha's and the woman who created made the pattern. But hey, just know that I love Cheryl, and without her these little gems would not exist!
They were so easy to make. Cheryl (brilliantly I might add) suggested that I make the legs and arms a little wider than the pattern called for, so I did just that. Also, I embroidered on the eyes and mouths rather than paint them on. I think they turned out pretty adorable! And, tomorrow, they will be en route to Michigan via the wonderful workers of the United States Postal Service.