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.

14 thoughts on “Birthday crafting

  • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 2:25 am
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    First off… happy birthday to Aj! Then, WOW, I can see why she fell in love with Hazelnut. She is adorable. Wishing them many happy adventures.

    • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 2:57 pm
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      Thank you. She had a lovely day. I’m so glad she liked the doll. Maybe I should say relieved! I’m also pleased that it has inspired her.

    • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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      I didn’t mean the rabbit cake to turn out so bright red. I was busy chatting with a visitor and forgot that a little bit of paste dye goes a long way. Its a while since I’ve used it. Hmm!

    • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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      I couldn’t stop knitting these little hats one weekend. So quick and satisfying. Fortunately they have gone down well with the children and they are even requesting different fruit such as pineapple.

    • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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      Happy birthday to your son. I hope he has a lovely day.

  • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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    hi cheryl..love the little dollies, hope you all had a great bd celebration.xx

    • Saturday 7 August, 2010 at 5:30 pm
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      Thanks, Angelina. Yes, she had a lovely time.

  • Sunday 8 August, 2010 at 8:47 am
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    Happy Birthday to AJ, what a fantastic name she has chosen for her doll. Love the picture of Hazelnut and Fixing Pixie in the teapot.

    • Sunday 8 August, 2010 at 11:46 am
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      Thanks, Sue. I love the story ideas that they come up with. I probably should nab the ideas quickly and write a children’s book!

  • Sunday 8 August, 2010 at 1:31 pm
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    lovely times .. happy days xx

    • Sunday 8 August, 2010 at 1:45 pm
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      Thanks, Denise. They are having time to enjoy it.

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