March 15, 2018

A Friendly Monster Doll For a Special Little Girl

I had been interested in making a cute monster doll for a while but there was no small child in our family or among our circle of friends to give it to. I certainly could have made one just for the fun of it but there had been other projects with higher priorities on my list.

Then, three weeks ago, unexpectedly a little girl came into our lives when hubby took a bag of trash to the communal garbage container. He couldn't believe his eyes when he looked into the garbage can. Someone had dumped a dog puppy. The little girl was hardly moving and didn't make a sound. Hubby brought her home, we fed her and gave her a bath. I thought she could need a little companion and sewed a friendly monster doll for her. I upcycled a cozy old sweater for the body and head, two socks for arms and legs and some fabric scraps for ears and details.

The puppy was 4 or 5 weeks old at the time hubby found her and had probably spent the whole night in the garbage container. She recovered fast from the shock of being left alone and is doing very well now. We named her Molly. Isn't she a cutie? The kitties don't think so though, lol.

Last Saturday we took Molly to the beach and it didn't take long until she found a washed up branch and a ball to play with.

She also played with her monster doll. It was a bit exhausting for the doll but she survived

I picked up some small pieces of driftwood, a few snail shells and a walnut to create jewelry or to use for assemblages.

Molly had a fun morning and we enjoyed the beach walk as well. The weather was just ideal.

Molly and her doll will visit these parties:

A Morning Cup of Joe at The Cottage Market
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Sweet Inspiration at A Crafty Mix
DIY Salvaged Junk Projects at Funky Junk Interiors
A New Life at Rostrose
Sonnagsblatt at Raumseele
Talk of The Town at Knick of Time