Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Finishing up....

...that's what this week has been all about so far. Watching Riley finish up his primary school years, with graduation assemblies and fun days and all the emotion that goes with it. Finishing up my Christmas shopping...well, getting closer to the finish, anyway :) Finishing up the Christmas cards, and the teacher gifts, and the plans for Christmas Day. Tomorrow the kids will be finishing up school for another year.

I've also finished off a couple of Christmas gifts...


I've been meaning to make my gorgeous niece a cloth doll for sooooo long, and I finally managed it this year! She may be a bit old for a cloth doll, but hopefully she'll love it anyway :)

I've used a pattern from Rosalie Quinlan's first book, Gift, but gave Emma (the doll) a cute little tin pail instead of a pinwheel, and filled it with lollies.
I still have a pretty long Christmas crafting to-do list...but you know what? I'm happy just to go with the flow...finish what I can...leave what I can't. Who needs extra pressure at this time of year?
TTFN xxx
P.S. Back soon with a December Daily catch-up...hopefully :)

9 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

I don't think one is ever too old for a gorgeous doll like that. I'm older than the hills and I love it!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

That doll is so cute! Fantastic make.

Dmarie said...

oh, how SWEET!

Farm Girl said...

Your niece is a lucky girl - your doll is gorgeous. I love the pretty yellow dress, so girly and sweet. Sounds like you have the right frame of mind for Christmas preparations - just to go with the flow sounds like a great idea!

Tracey said...

I think you are never to old either....so pretty! I love making them and have them sitting or hanging every where!

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

I think you meant to say it was for your sister didn't you? lol...it's beautiful!

Jill said...

Your doll is so darling~ she has lots and lots of charm! You have such a good eye for color and fabric pattern~ so cute!
Hugs,
Jill

Tracey said...

I agree every girl needs a doll, and you can't get any better than a handmade doll.
Love it.
Love me :-)

Linda said...

Oh no you can never be too old for a cloth doll and she looks gorgeous. and yeah i agree no stress if it gets done then it gets done.
xx