Say a little "Hola!" to my girl here, Esperanza. (Click on the pictures to get a closer look!)
She is pretty stinkin' cute, if I do say so myself.
In fact, I loooooooooooooove her. She is the first dolly I have ever sewn, and being that I don't have any little girls myself, it made me especially giddy to sew her up.
But she won't be living here in Wonderland with me. She will hopefully find her way into the arms of some special little girl who doesn't yet have a dolly to love. Tomorrow she'll be packed (lovingly) into a box, shipped to Eren, and eventually she'll find her way down to an orphanage in Nicaragua via Craft Hope. I am already praying over her that she will bring comfort and love to someone somewhere.
So, although it is kind of hard to let go of the first dolly I ever made, I am pretty excited about the future she has ahead of her. And I can see how these little sweet things could get so incredibly addicting to make! Who cares that I am a grown woman -- I totally want a dolly of my own, which means I'll probably be making Esperanza's twin in the near future...
Finally -- some crafty goodness from me again. I've had a million other things that I've needed to do, but I'm so glad I chose to do this project. (No matter that I waited until the last-minute to do it. Ahem.)
*Pattern for the doll is from Wee Wonderfuls (the Olive pattern), and her beautiful name, Esperanza, was chosen by me for it's meaning -- "hope" -- in Spanish.