When my daughter wakes up in the morning, she is always in a good mood. But today, she was extremely happy! She went to sleep last night after she made me a drawing of a mermaid, and this morning she found that very same mermaid ‘alive’ in her bed!
I got the freedom to pick out the fabric myself, she only needed to be sparkly and have orange hair.
There was only one remark: ‘why does she have an uneven face?’ I said: ‘because you drew it that way’. She looked attentive at her drawing but she couldn’t find anything uneven! Oh dear, that I didn’t notice that…
A few months ago, I made 2 aliens for my son. He named them alien number 9 and alien number 10, and yet I realize why: it’s a tricky way to say: “You have to make numbers 1 to 8 too now!”
Same working plan as the other aliens: he made the drawing (with lots of extra spoken explanations!), he picked out the fabric (of course the soft stretch fabrics, which are difficult to sew), and I made this alien in 1 evening. My son will be happy, but my girl won’t, because I promised her a mermaid by the drawing she made. That’ll be for tonight…
My etsy shop is open! Feel free to take a look: shop tantehilde!
They all look a little bit the same, but they aren’t. Every one is unique:They have different haircolours and hairstyles, different skirts and tops. I made 9 of them, but there is one doll who didn’t want to go on the picture. I accidently
cut in her nose. So she was a bit embarrassed. But the other sunshine-girls insisted that she’d go on the picture with them. That’s why she’s on the side. Don’t tell my daughter, she didn’t even notice and she adopted very happily this doll and gave her the name Carolina.
These dolls love sunbathing, they wear little knickers, made of the same fabric as their skirts. They have movable legs with a hidden button. I learned this technique at mimi kirchners blog. Here’s were you can read this great tutorial!
You can see all 8 dolls at flickr! And 6 of them
will soon be are for sale at my etsy-shop , but i have to figure out how that works.
There is some more news: Meko, the african doll, arrived at his new home. Baby Egon seemed very happy with his new friend! (ok, the doll is lying in the gutter right there, but hey, when you’re a ten-month-old, it’s far more interesting to eat leaves from the floor than playing with a softie!)