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#1 NanaM3

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:29 PM

I watched a video a couple of weeks ago at church ... the same one that's been shown for several years. But this time I noticed in it a little girl disaster-survivor opening her Christmas shoebox (Operation Christmas Child) and grabbing into her arms a doll and hugging it with this huge smile of love.
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I went right home and dug into my grandmother's patterns and found this one ... I tweeked it so the doll can go anywhere in the world and won't need any special care, can be washed in a river with harsh soap ...

I'm putting this pix in with the doll and the other gifts (soaps, toiletries, hat n mittens, crayons, paper, etc) because kids like that connection and sometimes will write back.

This is all assuming that I can successfully get this doll out of the house now that my teens have seen it!

If you recall, I posted a thread about wanting suggestions on how to do the hair. Thanks to all your replies, I threaded thick craft yarn on the head in rows. Then I did the twirly hair (3 dc in one chain for varying lengths of chains) which I chained into the head so none of this will pull out easily.

The "shoes" are actually the pattern's feet remade so they will not be coming off too easily.

The dress and under slip are separate and can be removed, but again not too easily so they won't get lost.

There are no ears and no nose ... I like it that way

Will say a loving goodbye to dolly this weekend.:waving
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#2 crochetgirl21

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:41 PM

Wow - that is so cool. Good job and I am sure that the child that receives it will never forget you.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

That is a fabulous doll and you have given so much loving thought to this gift that it will be a true blessing the the little girl who receives it.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:47 PM

The doll is beautiful and it's a very beautiful thing you are doing, what little girl wouldn't be happy to get this doll.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:51 PM

Beautiful doll! She must have been a lot of work but so worth it. You are going to make a little girl somewhere very happy.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:59 PM

I love this! She is so precious and I know whoever gets her will love her forever. You did a GREAT job.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:33 PM

OH what a BEAUTY! Can you share your pattern source? I'd SO LOVE to purchase one! Love, love, LOVE this doll, and I KNOW she will bring such amazing JOY to whomever receives her! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:44 PM

Your dolly will bring a huge smile to a very lucky little girl. Great job.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:51 PM

You did a beautiful job.... you will make a difference in some child's life this holiday season!
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:54 PM

OH what a BEAUTY! Can you share your pattern source? I'd SO LOVE to purchase one! Love, love, LOVE this doll, and I KNOW she will bring such amazing JOY to whomever receives her! (((((HUGS))))) sandi


the basic pattern came from Aug '98 Crochet World, page 32 (I had mis-remembered and thought the pattern was from a Work Basket). I changed the hair and shoes part and lengthened the underpants ...

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chair set looking for perfect pattern
2 pineapple centerpieces will start them soon I hope!!!
slipper sox for me!
OFIP ("oh, forget it" project)
thread light bulb cover ornaments
2 Little Bo Peep dolls
cable sweater for my daughter


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:58 PM

Beautiful doll. You have a heart of gold!

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:08 PM

Very adorable doll and your doing a wonderful thing.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:20 PM

Great Job! I love this ministry! :)

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:02 PM

What a great thing to do, and I know whatever little girl gets it will love it forever! Hugs to you and the doll is fantastic!:cheer
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:50 PM

OH She is too sweet!! I'm sure the recipient will LOVE her. :yes
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:14 PM

what an adorable doll :heart
there is going to be one lucky girl
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:03 PM

your dolly is so sweet.
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