Our friends Ella and Zoe are turning 5 next week, and their Rainbow Birthday Party is today! We met in an Early Childhood/Family Education class when they were 2 and my girls were 3. Their mom is just about the sweetest person in the world, and it has been such fun to compare notes on being a mom of twin girls.
So I knew I wanted to make something really special for their birthday.
Here is what I came up with!
|"Ruby Lou" doll pattern can be found at Sew Much Ado|
|Twin Rainbow Quilts|
My own creation, but was inspired by this quilt I found on flickr.
|Close up of the pebble quilting.|
Fun to do, and I LOVE how it turned out!
|Soft minky dots for the backing.|
|One skirt just wouldn't be enough, would it?|
A girl needs a change of clothing!
These little dolls were a really fun project, and I had lots of help along the way from my twins, complete with planning how they wanted their dolls to look -- I promised to make them each one after these gifts were finished! It turns out that 5 year old fingers are perfect for stuffing those narrow arms and legs. And it was really fun to see the amazed look on their faces after I sewed the heads together and then turned them inside out - it was like the dolls came alive! The only thing that I would change about the pattern is to embroider the faces first -- this seemed much easier, rather than waiting until the end and having to bury the embroidery knots up in the hairline somewhere. I also lined the face and the body with interfacing prior to doing the embroidery. And the faces/arms/legs are just a neutral Kona cotton, not muslin as the pattern suggests.