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Birthday crafting

It was AJ’s birthday. My first born is eight years old now. From tiny baby to loving, inspiring, live-wire in eight years.

We have had a count down to her birthday for weeks. Hugely excited. She has been dropping heavy hints that she would like one of my dollhouse dolls. So what could I do.

In my excitement to wrap her up ready for giving, I forgot to take any photos. These are taken over AJ’s shoulder as she bonded with her new doll. She is pleased. Very pleased. Hazelnut, as she has been named, has already been on several adventures, which are being written up and illustrated in AJ’s new writing book.

Hazelnut is a waldorf inspired bendy dollshouse doll. I used strawberry fabric from my stash for the skirt and a little bit of lace for her undies. I knitted a little top, which is easy to put on her. I am loving knitting these little fruit hats.

Hazelnut has become best friends with Fixing Pixie. (Spot Fixing Pixie’s new blueberry hat)

It appears that they have discovered a magic teapot which is perfect for adventures. They spent time whizzing around the garden. I loved seeing my eight year old playing a beautiful game with my three year old. Hearing them both contributing to the story line.

So Happy Birthday, my little one. I’m so glad I’m part of your journey.

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