(In case you are new here or don't remember, I like to make things. Lots of crafts, lots of things.)
This is Miss Storybook, and I made her this spring using the pattern from "Wee Wonderfuls" by Hillary Lang. This book has 24 doll patterns in it, and they are all fabulous. My only "personalization" of this project was that my fabric wasn't the same. Otherwise, I played by the rules to make sure she turned out right. :-)
Miss Storybook was given to Lexie, the daughter of a coworker, who has apparently fallen in love and is simply wearing her out. Miss S's apron is lost, and her Red Riding Hood cape is torn, but that didn't stop her from making a field trip to school as little Lexie's show and tell. I can't express how hearing that from her mama just warmed my little crafter's heart!
I couldn't be more thrilled. I love making things for others, and I want them to be loved. Baby quilts? Toys? Play on 'em, puke on 'em, then wash, rinse, and repeat. Nothing would make me happier than to see a little one toting around something I made for them.
So, that is part of why Miss Storybook is one of my absolute faves--I know she is being loved. That, and because she is pretty stinkin' awesome. Just look at her!! ( I am totally diggin' her hair!)
So, what have you made from a craft book this year??