This winter has been relentless and bitter; beloved friends and family with serious illness, and cold and snow with no end in sight. It has been nearly impossible to muster the positive energy for dollmaking, or making anything at all. This is the worst of the winter blues.
But today I have finally completed a doll from a free pattern courtesy of Fiona McDonald. The pattern is available on Ravely, and here is a link:
Babes Little Sister
You need to register with Ravelry, but it is free and well worth it! The doll, like all of Fiona's patterns, is easy to make and makes up beautifully. Mine is 17 inches tall with a nine inch waist...about the same size as an American Girl doll, but two inches more slender.
Meet Patience; she has needed that quality as much as I have these past few weeks. But I'm happy we both perservered; she is a delight!
Here is hoping the coming weeks bring us the promise of spring, of life after death, and health for all of those we love.