"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meet "LIttle Miss Lollilegs"...

My daughter Aisha arrives here in just five more sleeps and she's bringing my precious 14 month old granddaughter Frankie Juliette to meet me for the very first time.
They will both be smothered with hugs and kisses by Blossom and myself as soon as they alight from the plane, so I hope little Frankie can handle the love overload. ;-)

As we live a long, long distance from each other I wanted to make Frankie a present that will continue to give hugs when she returns home.
Back in 2008 I had made two dolls for Blossom from magazine patterns. She was 14 at the time so these weren't play dolls, but made for decoration. She loved them and has them on display in her own home now. However, having successfully made them gave me the confidence to try designing one of my own this time, so on Sunday I pulled out my sketch pad and started penciling ideas for a doll which could be easily carried, dragged, and held by a one-year-old.

And that's how Little Miss Lollilegs came to be.


She's got lovely long legs to dangle her by, solid but slim arms which can easily be held by tiny toddler hands, a pretty spotted scarf with daisies instead of troublesome hair, clothes that have been secured so they won't fall off, and the best thing of all - she's always smiling...

Oh, and did I mention that Little Miss Lollilegs loves daisies? 

Ah, the excitement of it all!

Have a wonderful day,




36 comments:

  1. Awww - I love Miss Lollilegs - get a photo of her and Frankie together, then when Frankie goes back home your daughter should take photos monthly; then you will see how much she is growing. 14 months - What a long time to wait before you meet her. I was lucky to hold mine after 30 minutes - she's 23 years old now!!

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  2. Little Miss Lollilegs is just beautiful. I can think of quite a few grown up women who would LoVe to own a Miss Lollilegs (one in particular named Julie !!!) just to sit on a shelf & make her smile all day long. I am sure your grandaughter is going to adore her Jenny. Hopefully it wont be too long before we see some elephantz dolly patterns released :-)

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  3. She is adorable. I am so excited for you with the arrival soon of your precious visitors

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  4. Miss Lollilegs is just beautiful! I already know she is going to be loved! Have a fabulous time with your family! :) x

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  5. Miss Lollilegs is beautiful, Jenny. What a special doll for Frankie. Won't be long now and they'll be with you. xxx

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  6. She sure is beautiful and I'm sure will be well loved.

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  7. Gorgeous little dolly and I'm sure she will be well loved. Enjoy you time next week.

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  8. You are just amazing. This doll is perfect for those little hands. Miss Lollilegs is so cute!

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  9. You got me on the name alone! She is just adorable with a name to match! What a treasure that will be for your granddaughter. I hope you'll put Miss Lollilegs pattern in your store. Please. :-)

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  10. Ahh Jenny una preciosidad!! Te felicito! Qué gran emoción ver a tu nieta y llenarla de besos.
    Cariños Vicky Dc

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  11. Miss Lollilegs makes me smile! You have such wonderful gifts inside of you, Jenny.
    I was just speaking with a young woman, a mom now herself, who still cherished the doll her Grandmother made for her when she was only 3. I'm sure Frankie will cherish her dolly too. Have a wonderful visit!

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  12. She is wonderful and just perfect for so many reasons! I know she will be cherished. I'm so excited she's coming to see you and bringing Frankie, too. What a blessing.

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  13. Love her red polka dot legs. Very sweet expression on her face. Frankie is going to have a forever friend wherever she goes. Absolutely perfect.

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  14. Love her red polka dot legs. Very sweet expression on her face. Frankie is going to have a forever friend wherever she goes. Absolutely perfect.

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  15. Love her red polka dot legs. Very sweet expression on her face. Frankie is going to have a forever friend wherever she goes. Absolutely perfect.

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  16. Oh I am sure Frankie will adore Miss Lollilegs. How wonderful to have your DD and GD visit.. Enjoy !!!!

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  17. Miss Lollilegs is precious and a wonderful gift for your little one. The love you have put into making her shows right in her smile and love of daisies. Enjoy your time together making wonderful memories.

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  18. Hi jenny just love the doll she is gorgeous sounds like a mix of patterns is it available or going to be available in your patterns, well done Nana/ Grandma.
    Lyn, Brisbane

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  19. Little Miss Lollilegs is so sweet Jenny, Your Grand daughter will love her. Have a fabulous time with your family visit.

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  20. She is beautiful! Yes I think your doll patterns would a big success.

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  21. wow how exciting Jenny,love lollylegs and Frankie will adore her,enjoy your time with them Jenny xx

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  22. Miss Lollylegs is just gorgeous. Jenny you make the most gorgeous items. You inspire me every time I read your blog (which is daily when possible). Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the joy you bring to me with your beautiful stitcheries. Your work is awesome and so very, very pretty and inspiring. Thank you Jenny for sharing your life, your creativeness and your generosity with us. Thank you.

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  23. she is so sweet! I'm sure your granddaughter will love her

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  24. Dear Jenny, you must be so excited to meet Frankie, enjoy your daughters company and many cuddles with Frankie, love her name, my late hubby was Frank! Take care, Annette ......sorry also luv Miss Lollylegs!

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  25. Little Miss Lollilegs is absolutely adorable! Have a blessed visit!

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  26. Little Miss Lollilegs is absolutely adorable! Have a blessed visit!

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  27. Can't wait to meet your granddaughter, Frankie
    She will love her new dolly, I'm sure.

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  28. She's adorable! I can't wait to see your precious grandbaby with her new dolly!

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  29. A lovely gift, made with love. xx

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  30. Your doll is delightful! Have fun with your daughter and grand baby! Have a grand day!

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  31. Es bellísima y muy coqueta !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Besos.

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  32. Miss Lollilegs is adorable. It's so wonderful to have a prayer answered. I will keep praying for further reconciliations. Miss Lollilegs is indeed perfect for a one year old. I expect she will become a "best friend." Eric has a 4 month old daughter that I have only seen 3 times. He has only been able to see her 4 times. It has been very hard on us. Her mother is not very sharing. I will be continuing with my Jenny prayers

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  33. Oh my goodness! I love her!!! Rag dolls have always been my favorites!

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  34. This is so cute! I love all the detail in the dress. You know, the first thing I thought of was that she looks like a wooden spoon! You should make her a little apron too, cuz she just might get into the kitchen!

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  35. Jenny she is so cute - I know Frankie will love her!!!! Great idea, so she'll have more hugs to take home with her....adorable.

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  36. You must be so excited. Daughter & granddaughter to hug! Love that dolly & she'll love it too. A treasure to keep.

    Have a great time together.
    x

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