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"Oh! It's so good to see you, dear little Red. My, you've grown. Wait here just a moment, I have to put away my knitting." (Pinches cheek)
"Okay, I'm back. Yes, it's VERY VERY good to see you, little girl. Come here. Give Gramma a biiiig hug." (Licking chops)
Hi, Everybody! Isn't this a hoot? A warm welcome to all first timers who are here via Knitty Bitty's Spring Board. It's Wednesday and that is my day to reveal what I made with the Spring Board pack! You've already seen the awesome handmade goodness and giveaways that were revealed on Monday and Tuesday, right? Be sure to visit to each Board Member's blog to get in on their fabulous giveaways all this week.
To sum up about the Spring Board concept: a group of creative bloggers each received a package containing two fat quarters, rickrack, a cotton doily, a square of unbleached cotton and a spring challenge: Imagine something up, make it, blog it and give it away!
So, you guys knew I was going to make a doll, right? When I saw the polka dot print, rickrack and the doily that settled it. Just perfect for a two-faced doll. I couldn't help myself, even though it will hurt to give her away.
Gramma is on one side, telling you to have another cookie, and Wolfie is on the other side, squeezing your arm to test for tenderness.
The doll was made using most of the items from the Spring Board stack, along with some odds and ends from my stash. Gramma's face is the unbleached cotton, with wool-blend felt nose and hair, safety eyes, and stitched details. I snipped the doily to make her shawl after I reinforced it with stitches so it wouldn't fall apart after snipping.
Her feet are some thrifted corduroy. There's the rickrack around the bottom of the dress.
On the wolfie side, the big blue safety eyes look kind of wall-eyed and a little crazed. Which I guess is pretty normal for a hungry wolf. Wolfie's face is made of some thrifted gray cotton and felt odds and ends.
Gramma Wolfie's arms (both sets) are appliqued felt. She's stuffed with polyfil. The only thing I didn't use was the green plaid print, which will be joining my stash for future creative endeavors.
It was a fun challenge and of course I enjoy bringing anything from folk tales to life. All she needs is a little Red doll to sit next to her. That's where YOU come in, my friend. Because if you make one comment below, you will be entered in the giveaway to win this Gramma Wolfie doll for your very own, and then you can challenge yourself to sew her up a little Red friend. Winner will be announced on April 18th!
It would be nice to hear what your favorite childhood doll was too. Mine? It was a tie between my oversize Raggedy Ann and my Heather doll (you remember Heather: best friend to Holly Hobbie).
Many thanks to Fabric Shoppe for sponsoring the event and providing the materials, along with some extra fabric! Be sure to visit her shop for some great fabric deals.
And get ready to see what Gussy Sews has to reveal tomorrow!