My darling Sara made up these little boxes with clothespin doll kits inside for the girls for Christmas. I had tucked them up in my craft closet thinking we would have a fun project for some day, and nearly forgot about them. Today, however, after making bread and brownies (from this recipe--Thank You, Lindsay!), we needed another project to distract us from how the snow had piled up outside all over again.
Here is how we started out! Can you see the cute boxes in the middle of the table? One says "Olivia's Tiny Princesses" and one says "Mimi's Tiny Princesses". So dang cute!! At this point, we were relatively organized and happy. (And modest, since it was before I had removed the shirts for the painting.) I wish I had taken a picture of how we ended up. Still deliriously happy, but with piles and paint and everything everywhere--exactly how a project with two preschoolers should end up. These are our finished dolls, including two that Sara made as samples for the kits.
These are Olivia's. She combed through not only the fabric Sara sent, but also all of my fabric scraps, looking for skirts. You can see she loves the leftovers from dress-ups. From the left, we have Rapunzel, Lolly, and Cloud Queen.
Cloud Queen again with Dancer and Tinkerbell (which Sara made as a sample to show us how to do it. Mimi's. She has Alina, Catalina, Sleeping Beauty (the sample made for Mimi--Sara knows Mimi well, doesn't she?), and two whose names I have forgotten.
What a fun, cold-day, stuck inside project for finishing out Spring Break. We are so happy.