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,