Some kiddo Xmas presents

I don’t remember if I mentioned it here or not, but a few weeks back the Urban Craft Center celebrated their 1st anniversary with a RIDICULOUS sale. The Weir doll kits were 75% off, which made them all under $10 (some were like $3… I wish I’d gotten more, they would make awesome b-day presents… )

I got the woodsman/maiden kit of fairytale folk, b/c my 3yo son LOVES robin hood… I know waldorf means that its supposed to be neutral, but right now, D wants Robin Hood, and I want Waldorf. Hopefully we’ll both be happy with this one…

These are the dolls as they came out. The dude is supposed to have a brown hat with a leaf, but the kit doesn’t have enough brown to do a full hat, so I’ll have to find my brown felt tomorrow. I added feet-ish bottoms to their legs; I thought the legs in the pattern looked weirdly stumpy. I hate my faces, but overall am pleased with the finished products; hopefully D will love them.

I also got this knitted dwarf kit (which I will be calling a gnome, b/c my son also loves a garden gnome down the street). My daughter just turned 1, and got lots of dolls. My son, of course, now wants to play dolls. I have NO problem with this, except that other people DO have problems with boys carrying around pink baby dolls and caring for them. I’m hoping this gnome gives him something to carry and love without being treated oddly. I love that he loves, and want to nurture that wonderful side of my little boy for as long as I possibly can.

here’s the finished product. Isn’t it awesome! it fully lived up to my hopes. I switched in a different yarn (scrap) that PERFECTLY matches D’s eye color, instead of making blue eyes… this green-y eye color is one of the more unique things about my gorgeous son…

I have one more Weir doll to make, for the Bean this time (I’ve already made her a little cuddle doll that *goes* with the bigger doll, as yet unmade), and I have 4 kits from De Witte Engel that I’m going to cut out tomorrow. I wish I had more. SOOOOO amazingly beautiful/cute/wonderful.

Clearly I need to make another trip to the Urban Craft Center in January to buy more of these little darlings…

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