We had a birthday celebration at my preschool yesterday. A brother and sister both turned five. Five. Such a magical age. It means they will be starting kindergarten next year. I wanted to make them something special, something that would maybe remind them of their days at Willow House. There were so many ideas spinning through my head and I finally decided to make each one a little doll.
Not in the photo is the mini dried poppy pod that I placed in the arm of each doll. Poppies grow all over our preschool garden and I can thank this now five-year-old girl for helping to plant them. One of her favorite things to do in the backyard is shake the seeds out of the pods once they have dried. I can't wait to see how many blooms we'll get next year and you can bet I'll be missing her when they flower.
Last summer the children's mother donated heavily to our annual garage sale fundraiser and as I was sorting through some of the items she brought I found these two blouses she no longer wore.
Pink is a favorite color of the twins. I put them aside thinking the fabric was too sweet to give up for the sale and knew immediately I was going to somehow use it for the kids. It's not too obvious as the dolls are pretty small, and the print on the floral fabric is large, but I used a piece of their mom's blouse to make the shirt of each doll. A little bit of their mama in each one.