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


bobbie said...

Both Molly and her doll are adorable!! Blessings to your hubby and you for taking her in ~ you are both angels.

Jeanie said...

Molly is totally adorable and I suspect and hope she has found her furever home. What a cutie. How can ANYONE put a puppy in a dumpster? You husband is a saint and so are you. The cats will adjust. Trust me on this -- you were meant to be.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Julia Molly is just the sweetest. So glad that your hubby saw her and you two were able to save her life. How cruel people can be to animals to just throw her away like that. The doll is adorable. I hope you are going to keep Molly even if under protest by the kitties!! She is gorgeous. You and your hubby are earth angels for these sweet fur babies you save.

Tonya said...

Your fur baby is precious! I’m so thankful there are good people in this world that will counter all the evil. Thank you for sharing this. Looks like Molly found a wonderful home and a place where she will be loved! Please continue sharing Molly’s story!

Mellowood Gallery said...

Taking in an abandoned pup is wonderful of you and making her a special toy was great. I am sure that Molly will fit in just fine - the cats may never be playmates but they will adjust. .

FrauHummel said...

Das ist jetzt nicht wahr, oder?? Es passiert immer wieder, und trotzdem kann man es jedes Mal kaum glauben, wenn man solche Geschichten hört. Wie gut, dass ich nicht die Macht über die Gesetze rund um den Erdball habe. Ich wäre äusserst erfinderisch wenn es darum ginge, harte, richtig gemeine Strafen für solche Menschen festzulegen. Da käme mir der letzte Rest Empathie abhanden, da bin ich ganz ehrlich.....
Was für eine süsse, kleine Maus! Und sie hatte wohl alles Glück dieser Erde im Rücken, als sie ausgerechnet in diesen Container gesteckt wurde. Besser hätte sie es doch kaum treffen können, nicht wahr?? ;oD
Ihr werdet so viel Spass und Freude mit ihr haben- und den Samtpfötchen wünsche ich ein wenig Geduld mit dem kleinen Wirbelwind!
PS: Molly ist ein schöner Name. Findet unsere Molly nämlich auch! *ggg*
PS2: Die Puppe- ein Traum für alle kleinen Hundemädchen!

froebelsternchen said...

Der Himmel meinte es richtig gut mit Molly, denn er wusste dass Dein Mann sie dort finden soll! ♥♥♥♥♥
Und sie wird wunderbar mit den Katzen auskommen!
Meine Güte ist die süß und mit Dir als Frauchen hat sie auch nochmal ein spezielles Glückslos gezogen!
Alles Liebe und ein langes feines Leben für diese wunderschöne kleine Hündin, die Euch ganz viel Freude machen wird!
Das Püppchen ist toll! So schnell kann ein kleines Mädchen in eine Familie kommen!
Und sie ist brav damit umgegangen bis jetzt. Meine Quinnie zerlegt alles was ich ihr friemle sofort.
Ich hab sogar schon Leder verwendet und stundenlang mit der Hand genäht...NIX da..innerhalb von allerkürzester Zeit zerlegt und der Rüde schaut überhaupt kein Spielzeug and..findet selbst Bälle, Stöckchen und alles andere auch absolut lächerlich und peinlich!

Knuddelgrüße and Dich und Molly und einen ganz besonderen Dank an Deinen Mann, den Helden vom Entsorgungsplatz!

Gut gemacht!

Liebe Grüße

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh you guys are so good to take in little Molly! This story touched my heart. When we moved to our new (old) home where we live now, 2-1/2 years ago, we heard a tiny meowing going on behind the fence on our neighbors' place. It continued for 2 days! I finally went out there and called for it to come, and a poor, tiny, little scraggly kitty, probably only 4 weeks old, came climbing out of the pile of garbage there. She was so glad to see someone! From that moment on, she was ours (more specifically my husband's cat, who has NEVER in his life liked cats!). We've had her now for the 2-1/2 years and she's such a joy. She has brought immeasurable joy to my husband who never could even tolerate a cat in our house! Now she lives inside, sits with him, sleeps on the bed!! (yes.. never thought THAT would ever happen!)... and now we/he have rescued two more from the same wild mother cat (who we recently trapped and had spayed). So please... make it a forever home for sweet little Molly. She looks so happy already. Your kitties will adjust.. I've had cats all my life, and a few dogs here and there, and they eventually do at least tolerate the doggies. Sweet Molly is a lucky girl. I can't even comprehend how someone can dump an animal in the garbage like that. Your monster doll is precious and I bet she'll drag that around for the rest of her life! Hugs and prayers to you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh I am so glad your husband found sweet Molly! She was meant to be with you! The doll is so charming!

Annie said...

Molly is a very lucky puppy that your husband happened along when he did and found her. And rescued her. They’re so cute when they’re puppies. I wish they could just stay that way. But they don’t so I’m a cat lady. LOL. How fun for you to decide Molly would be the little girl to need a super adorable monster doll. I’ll bet Molly just cannot believe her lucky stars to land in your family.

robin cox walsh said...

How could anyone DO that??? She is adorable! Glad your Hubby found her!

Reserl said...

Omg liebe Julia,
wie kann man so einen süßen Hund aussetzen? ich verstehe die Menschen nicht, wie kann man so grausam sein? mir unbegreiflich. Behaltet ihr sie? auch wenn die Katzen nicht begeistert sind? auf jeden Fall sehr sehr süß und auch die Puppe was ja wie eine Katze aussieht, ich find sie auch total schön. Alles Liebe und wie schön, dass ihr dem Welpen Asyl gebt und ihn gerettet und gepäppelt habt, alles Liebe vom Reserl fühl dich fest gedrückt

A Crafty Mix said...

Awwwwwwww Julia, she is gorgeous, love the markings on her face. It's completely beyond me how anyone can dump a puppy in the garbage. Horrible, insensitive human. It makes me so angry. Thank goodness your hubby found her and brought her home. I'm sure that Cecily, Cosmo and Barney will get used her as soon as she understands the purr baby "rules of the house". She absolutely lovely.

Lace Faerie said...

What a sweet girl! She reminds me of my first puppy. She was the runt of a litter between a border collie mom and coyote dad. I had her longer than I had 3 of my siblings! She went to her rest at 16 yrs old. We never regretted taking in an abandoned puppy! I hope your Molly brings you as much love and joy as my Sparky did for me!

ULKAU said...

Welch ein Riesenglück für die kleine Molly, dass es so liebe Menschen wie euch gibt, und dein Mann hat genau im richtigen Moment den Müll weg gebracht! Es ist mir unbegreiflich, wie man so grausam sein kann!
Sie hat ja so ein niedliches Gesicht, und du hast sie schon so liebevoll wieder aufgepäppelt, liebe Julia, und ihr ein so lustiges Spielzeug genäht!
Was sagen denn die Katzen zum neuen Hausgenossen!
Wunderschön sind die Fundstücke vom Meeresrand, die schönen Schneckenmuscheln und die rundgeschliffenen Hölzer! Ach, hast du es gut, einfach mal ans Meer fahren zu können, das würde ich auch zu gerne einmal wieder.
Liebe Grüße Ulrike

Dorthe said...

The sweetest darling puppy dear Julia ,- I will never understand how people can react like that- to throw her out with the garbage - oh my goodness- She will be wildly loved and wonderfully cared for in your home , except for the kittens, LOL.
Are they also trying to steal her fun and lovely doll :-)
A beautiful tour you had to the beach- and with wonderful finds, I will look forward seeing you create jewelry with some of them!!!
Here it still is snowing today,- be happy in your sunny place dear friend.
Warm hugs, and love from Dorthe -

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my goodness. She is just the sweetest thing! Bless your hubby for bringing her home. What is wrong with people? I swear! It is awful here. People think it's fun to get a pet but unfortunately, they are not in it for the long haul and whenever they tire of the novelty, they throw it out, which is exactly what happened with Tofu and all the cats and dogs that are now running the streets of this country. People also dump bunnies as if they could even fend for themselves. And now exotic birds are often seen flying all around. I just don't understand that way of thinking at all. So happy that Molly has a loving home with you. Her little monster sure is cute, too.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Awwwwwww! Puppies! Molly is so adorable! She has a perfect little "heart" on her nose. I'm so happy she has found a loving home and will grow up happy.... and safe. I'm sure her little doll is her favorite toy. Thank you for sharing! said...

Aw Molly is so lovely, what a cutie! I'm happy that your husband found her, the universe send her to you! And you just made the most adorable little monster doll for her, what a sweet idea and as always so creative!!

Rostrose said...

Liebe Julia,
euer neues Familienmitglied ist umwerfend süß! Es ist unvorstellbar für mich, dass jemand ein Lebewesen einfach über den Müll entsorgt, auch wenn ich weiß, dass das immer wieder passiert... Und wenn man sich eure entzückende Kleine so ansieht, ist es noch unvorstellbarer. Tut mir Leid, dass ich mich auf deine Mail noch nicht gemeldet habe, aber im Moment weiß ich mal wieder nicht, was ich alles zuerst tun soll - deshalb erst mal nur hier meine Antwort...
Das Monsterpüppchen, das du für Molly gezaubert hast, gefällt mir auch wieder sehr. Damit könntest du gewiss "in Serie" gehen; nicht nur Hunde würden es lieben, sondern gewiss ganz viele kleine und große Menschen! Und auch wenn eine Verlinkung keine gleich ersichtlichen statistischen Höhenflüge bringt, würde ich mich freuen, wenn du es wieder bei ANL einstellst. Manchmal wird vielleicht erst mit Verzögerung durch die verlinkten Blogs spaziert, wer weiß. Und für mich geht es offen gestanden auch darum, durch die Verlinkung ein grundstäzliches Anteilnehmen an der Umweltproblematik zu zeigen. Soll im Klartext heißen: Es deprimiert mich und raubt mir Energie und Hoffnung, wenn nur wenige Posts dort verlinkt werden und wenn ich auf meine ANL-Posts deutlich weniger Kommentare als auf Klamottenposts bekomme ... Demnach freue ich mich über jede Verlinkung wie ein Schneekönig und hoffe, dass das gute Beispiel etwas bewirkt... (Seufz!)
Herzliche rostrosige Wochenendgrüße und Fellchenkrauler an alle Miezen und natürlich an den süßen "Neuzugang" Molly, Traude

Barbara said...

Julia, you are so special to take in Molly! Your heart is only outsized by a full-grown Molly. 😉 She has paws that are a preview of coming attractions. She will be a wonderful companion, and I love to see you celebrated her new home by making her a doll! It feels good to be back. I’ll be able to follow along now, so easily from my new blog. 😀

Katrin said...

Absolut entzückend die beiden Julia! Hündchen und Monsterpuppe!!:) Guuuut, dass dein Mann die kleine gefunden hat!!
Liebste Grüße und schönen Sonntag!

Designbygutschi said...

Liebe Julia,
dass ist der süßest Hund ever ...
Schön, dass du ihn aufgenommen hast.

Herzliche Grüße

christine said...

Wie schön das ihr den Hund gefunden und aufgenommen habt! Molly wird euch Freude machen.. sieht man schon ;-)
einen schönen Sonntag wünscht


Frau Mayer said...

Glück im Unglück für das liebe kleine Hundemädchen das dein Mann es rechtzeitig gefunden hat. Für einen jungen verspielten Hund kannst du noch viel Spielzeug nähen! Viel Freude mit eurem Findelkind.
Lg aus Wien

FredaB said...

How wonderful he found her and also took her into your lives. You will be repaid many times over.

Jill said...

The puppy has found a great home with you! The monster doll is great as are those beach treasures you came home with.

Chris Lally said...

My jaw dropped when I read how Molly came into your life! God bless you and your husband for literally rescuing her. In fact, may God bless you both one hundred fold.

Alicia said...


Barbara Casillas said...

The doll is very cute, but the puppy is adorable. So happy your husband went to the communal garbage container that day, and so happy you and he have loving hearts. I just can't understand people that abandon or abuse animals. I love all the photos. Enjoy your new little girl.

johanna said...

es ist unfassbar, was manche leute übers herz bringen! es war ja wirklich ein schutzengel in form deines mannes, der die kleine gerettet hat. sie sieht einfach nur zum knuddeln aus, und du hast sie auch total schön fotografiert! den spielkameraden, den du ihr genäht hast, finde ich auch klasse. bin gespannt, wie lange der durchhält;)
könnt ihr sie denn behalten? ich denke auch, dass sich die katzen dran gewöhnen werden... jedenfalls schön, dass ihr sie rechtzeitig gefunden und aufgepäppelt habt! viel freude mit der süßen molly ♥♥♥
liebe grüße, johanna

Giga said...

Cute and sweet dog will certainly enjoy playing with your doll. Regards.

white and vintage said...

Wie kann man nur so ein zuckersüßes Hündchen aussetzen. Ich hätte sie auch auf der Stelle mitgenommen. Schön, dass Molly bei euch ein neues Zuhause gefunden hat. Ich wünsche euch noch sehr viel Freude mit ihr und bin schon gespannt auf weitere Bilder.
Liebe Grüße und noch einen schönen Abend,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

How could someone be so heartless and horrid, makes me feel very sad that the person who did this is so cruel.
Molly is the sweetest puppy and how lovely that you have taken her into your family - hopefully the cats will grow to love her too.
The doll you made is cute and a lovely toy for Molly.
Hope you are enjoying the week

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Oh my gosh. Molly is absolutely precious and so is her new doll! So glad your husband found her and she's found a loving home with you!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a beautiful little girl Molly is and what a blessing that you found her and she found you! Thank you for sharing her with us all!

denthe said...

oh how cute she is! I will never understand how people can be so cruel to innocent animals. Such luck that your hubby found her in time and that the two of you were so kind to let her stay. And then you even made a monster doll for her! What a fantastic idea. It'll become one of her favorite toys I think. I hope the cats will get used to her!

Amely Rose said...

Himmel beide sind einfach nur Zucker!
Molly und ihr Püpchen! WObei, halt mir die kleine Maus lieber vom Leib sonst klaue ich sie dir *.*
Einfach nur putzig.

schau gerne auf meinem BLOG vorbei und auf INSTAGRAM

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Easter dear Julia and thanks for your kind visit and note.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend with sweet Molly

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Julia, she is just so precious!!! I'm so happy your hubby found her. And her little monster friend is lovely! You are so talented and you and your husband are so loving! xoxo Marsha

Mary K. said...

Julia it is so sweet of you to take in little Molly. We also want to get a dog but we are waiting till we can devote our full attention to it. Molly is very lucky indeed to have parents such as yourselves. Is this your first dog? Is that why the cats are not happy? It looks like you had a wonderful day at the beach.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Julia,
What a lovely dog. So sweet!!
Nice pictures of him. And what a funny doll you've made. Very, very nice!!

Kind regards,

baili said...

i can't say what is more adorable
your doll or your cute puppy ,loved both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MixedKreations said...

Molly is a little cutie! I can't believe someone can be that cruel to an animal. I am so happy that your husband was there to find her and bring her home. Molly's little monster doll is adorable!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh is Molly the cutest thing ever! What darling markings she has.
And the doll is so precious too!

Ari said...

Oh wie grausam. Wie gut, dass Dein Mann so aufmerksam war. Die Bilder sind wunderschön. Molly ist einfach goldig.