|Photo from Operation Christmas Child|
She asked if I would like to join them in making dolls and we took several hours on two different Fridays to work on this project. The kids picked out their fabrics for the dolls and clothing, and cut out the paper pattern pieces. Then I cut out most of the pieces and my daughter did the machine sewing. The kids and I worked at turning the various pieces -- arms, legs, faces and so on -- and the kids stuffed them. Then their mom assembled the dolls at the sewing machine. I made the shoes for all of the dolls. The work went quickly and was lots of fun.
These are the two dolls I ended up with -- I can't actually say that I "made" them because there were several people involved in the process! But I did choose my own fabrics, hair, etc. Sorry that the photos are so blurry -- I guess in my haste to put the dolls in a cute setting, I took the photos at quite an odd angle. But you get the idea!
|2 dolls together|
If you would like more ideas for filling shoeboxes, check out Maggie's post Operation Christmas Child Gift Ideas at Smashed Peas and Carrots. She has some wonderful ideas, plus great photos of her kids with the shoeboxes they filled. The collection week for the shoeboxes is not until next week, so it's not too late to get involved!