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Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Doll For Lucy


Our granddaughter Lucy is having a birthday
so this grandma made another doll :)

Cutting my pattern. 

Sewing and stuffing.

Painting . . . this is the fun part,
because this is when she comes to life :)

 

Swimsuit or undies . . .you decide.

This doll was meant to look like our daughter,
 when wearing her . . .

Oregon Health & Science University Scrubs :)

The first doll I made was dressed as a ballerina . . . why,
because that is what dolls are, right?

This doll is a strong, smart woman . . .
a student of nursing, with a very caring future ahead of her.





"Happy Birthday Lucy"

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Have a great day and please leave a comment,
I love reading them.

Your blogging sister,




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62 comments:

  1. Connie- she is just gorgeous. I love her and your really bring her to life and give her personality with the painting part. Wonderful job- Happy Sunday to you- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, thanks you . . . we just got home from a three day visit. It is wonderful to see them, and wonderful again to be home. You have a lovely Sunday, too, and thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Simply wonderful!!! Now she has a mommy doll to look up to!

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  3. I used to make dolls and teddy bears all the time. You make me think I need to give it a try again.

    Love the purple undies!

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    1. Oh, you should! I would love to see your dolls and teddies. Everything to do turns out delightful :)

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  4. What a wonderful birthday doll!!! Hope Lucy has a very Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Hi Kimber, thank you for becoming my newest follower, I am coming over to visit your blog, right now :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing Lucy's doll and her birthday with us! Hope she has a very happy day!

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    1. Dear sweet Kimber, you site is amazing, I have added it to my right-hand blog-list :)

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  6. The doll is beautiful! Happy birthday to Lucy :). I know she will love the doll.

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    1. Thank you, she was so surprised when she opened it and there was her momma :)

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  7. Lucy's doll is really fun, I haven't seen a painted doll before like this. Hope it's a great birthday. Betty

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    1. Hi Betty, thank you . . . this was my own design. I made the pattern last Spring to make my other granddaughter a birthday doll. I'm very new at doll making, but I'm finding it very enjoyable :)

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  8. How clever! Lucy will love her doll. I hope she has a fabulous birthday! xx

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    1. Hi Chris, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my granddaughters. It's only been two months, but they look like they have grown 2 inches. Lucy loved her new doll :)

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  9. what a great doll and better than store bought because it was made by you. Love how you fashioned her after your daughter. cool idea.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you. We are a family that appreciates homemade :)

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  10. oh and I almost forgot Happy Birthday to Lucy

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  11. Happy Birthday to your grandaughter Connie,
    She will love the doll. She might grow to be a doctor.!
    I used to make raggedy Anne's for my daughter when she was young. good fun.
    happy Sunday
    val x

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    1. Hi Val, at the moment Lucy is debating between a nurse or an artist, but she's only 6 years old :)

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  12. I love this, Connie! I have always loved dolls and I think those that are made with love are even more special. I'm sure Lucy will love it. You did a great job on all the painting and the scrubs.

    I'd love if you would link this up to The Creative Home & Garden hop!

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    1. Hi Kathy, i've not learned how to link up to another site. I'm an old dog learning new tricks. Thanks for the invitation, maybe you could do a post with instructions on how to do that :)

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  13. What a great doll! Love that she can wear clothes. Fabulous painting on her too!

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    1. Hi Antia, thank you, she was a lot of fun to make, and Lucy loved her :)

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  14. Wow, Connie, you are one talented woman! I love this doll in scrubs. I think the purple could be whatever Lucy wants it to be, either undies or swimwear.

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    1. Hi Faye, it is great to see you and always a delight. Thank you :)

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  15. Love it! How cute. You did a great job on this. Hope your daughter had a nice birthday.

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  16. I love your blog and the doll is sooo cute. I am your newest follower.

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    1. Hi Betty, welcome . . . I get very excited each time I get a new follower, I truly appreciate the encouragement. I love the quilt that you made for your granddaughter, we grandmas are busy ladies :)
      Thank you again for following :)

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  17. Ooh I love this doll Connie. Your grand-daughter will love her that's for sure.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia and thank you so much :)

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  18. Connie you never cease to amaze me with all the different things you make and do.
    Your doll is wonderful and I just love the way you painted her hair and I lover her scrubs .
    Definitely a strong, smart woman ........ your grand daughter will treasure her for sure.

    Claire x

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    1. Hi Claire, Lucy was excited when she saw that her doll looked and dressed like Momma :)

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  19. I think I was the body model for your grandaughters doll lol! It is so adorable and the scrubs with the emboidered hospital name,,,OMG she will love it!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, yes she did . . . if they do show and tell in the first grade, I'm sure her new doll will get a trip to school :)

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  20. Very cute doll Connie.

    Regards diane

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  21. How cute, Connie! I love how you've painted her, and gave her such great and expressive face. She will be loved!!

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    1. Hi Donna, great to see you, and thanks so much :)

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  22. Really beautiful doll with excellent painted features! You did such a nice job creating this talented doll!

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  23. You are a woman of many talents, that's for sure! I love the scrubs on the doll. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog...you had asked about St. Joseph and a roller coaster and here was my comment in case you don't see it: "I didn't know you were from Michigan City, and yes, we certainly did drive right through there! I don't think there's a roller coaster in St Joseph...now it's just the park with the fountain and a huge indoor merry-go-round. Beautiful area; glad you enjoyed the photos!" :-)

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    1. Hi Melanie, things change as the years roll by, I know that when I was a kid the park by the beach in Michigan City was much larger than it is today. With computers, video games, cable TV, and all the entertainment right at your fingertips, people do not go out to socialize like they did when I was young. Back then there was a concert in the park every week, the park-rides-and concessions were open 7 days and nights a week, there was a big dance hall open every Friday and Saturday nights, and the bench was always filled with swimmers and sunbathers (maybe that hasn't changed). St.Joseph had a huge park right on the beach, too . . . but like I said people got out on the weekends and summer nights . . . back in the old days, LOL when I was young :)
      Thank you for the sweet compliment on my doll. Lucy loved her and I'm sure that she will go to school for show and tell.
      Thanks for popping in and visiting, this has been very nice.

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  24. Hi Connie,

    What an adorable doll! I imagine it's a bathing suit under the srubs (which are great). Lucy will be ready to take a pleasure cruise on the Gypsy Rose!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, I'm delighted that you like Lucy's doll. I sure like your new shoes :)

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  25. My Grandma used to make dolls for me...what a treasure Connie.

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    1. I do hope that my dolls become treasures or that they become so loved that they are worn completely out.

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  26. Evening Connie, Your dolls are so special!! What wonderful gifts and keepsakes they will become! This one patterned after your daughter is too SWEET! LOVE the SCRUBS! What a wonderful idea.....And YES...Us women are strong! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, I am happy that you like Lucy's doll. She was so surprised when she opened it. Her eyes got big and she looks at her mamma and said, "It's you mamma".
      I got a big smile and a huge hug . . . best thank your ever :)

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  27. What a good idea, now now grandaoughter has two real life role models (you and your daughter) and one to carry around. Much prefer this idea to a pretty doll. Xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, I am delighted that you like her small playful roll model. Lucy was so surprised when she opened it and there was a mini momma.

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  28. Oh Connie your doll is so wonderful, love her undies, he is so special and your granddaughter will love her, great gift. Wish you a lovely day.
    Hugs Anni

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    1. Hi Anni, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Lucy was very pleased with her gift :)

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  29. How pretty! Thanks for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop...hope to see you again today!
    http://littlehomesteadonthehill.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-creative-home-garden-hop-10.html

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    1. Hi Lisa, I am delighted that you like the doll that I made for Lucy :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. I love this doll.. how perfect!! You are so very talented.. and I adore the idea of painting the doll. For that, indeed, gave her life! ♥
    -Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy, thank you . . . I am delighted that you like her :)

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