Ruby and Lucy

Two more dolls to share with you today!



Ruby dress

Ruby trim

Ruby is fairly unique in this batch of dolls in that her dress and the trim on her apron are vintage. Most of the other dolls had new fabrics all around, and ribbon that was purchased in New York when my mom and I went about two-and-a-half years ago. Her hair is the longest of this group, down to about where her knees would be if she were a little girl! It's so much fun to do different things with their hair -- it's one of my favorite parts of dollmaking, actually.



Lucy dress

Lucy was an overall favorite from this group -- James and my mom both definitely had a great preference for her. James actually loved her so much that he begged to name her (what is it about this particular group of dolls? My children hardly ever even seem to notice the dolls I make ordinarily), and at that point, I hadn't come up with a name for her, so I let him choose her name. Lucy is also our dog's name, but I also know it's a great favorite of his, so it's really a sign of her specialness.

I have three more dolls to share with you next week, and (hopefully) some finished knits, too. I'm busy chipping away!

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Thank you for your kind words about my bad day yesterday. Today was really a better day but I was so rattled after yesterday that I'm afraid I was still in need of an attitude adjustment today. Hopefully this weekend we'll catch up around the house a bit, I'll get to rest, and my husband and I are hoping for a date night. :)

After that, I'm optimistic that things will slide back to normal. (Plus all the baking I'll be doing for the holiday! We get to go to two Thanksgiving celebrations and I'm kind of the pie baker, which I love.)