A Child's Dream Come True. The trim on her dress is tatting left over from my smocking days. She is entirely handsewn.
And now let me introduce you to the mouse family. Mama Mouse (her cardigan was designed and knitted by my daughter):
The mouse family was the featured cover project on Issue #11 of MollieMakes, a great craft magazine
full of cute projects.
All the mice were also completely hand sewn. Their bodies are made out of white muslin and their clothes were from fabric scraps (of which we have plenty around here).
I love the little creatures my daughter makes (and so does she), but we don't really know anyone else who feels the same way. We sort of keep this part of ourselves under the radar. Do you love little dolls and animals? Or do you have some parts of yourself that you don't necessarily share with "just anybody"? It's somewhat ironic that we can share things with people we haven't met and yet feel funny about sharing them with people we know in real life, but I think it's because most people that read our blogs feel some identification with us and our interests -- otherwise they wouldn't keep reading:)