Sunday, 21 April 2013

And That Was Daffodil

Softies are all the rage at moment.  Thinking that I would start small on this sewing adventure, I thought that I could knock one of these up pretty quickly.  Oh so confident …

I had some bright yellow, happy fabric with large sunny daffodils all over it.  It was fairly heavy weight cotton, the type that you could use for outdoor cushions or perhaps curtains and a perfect cheery colour for my little girl to play with … well so I thought.

I trawled the net for pictures and ideas and thought to myself “I can do that, I’ll even make my own simple pattern” – not quite sure where that bravado came from?!

Anyway, after one evening and one daytime-nap-slot of cutting, sewing and stuffing, this is what I managed – not too shabby.

Then another evening of stuffing some more, hand sewing the opening closed and some sketchy face details, this was the result.

I hereby name her Daffodil

I was so proud of finishing my first project (amateurish to say the least!) that I sent my mum a photo immediately with the text “I hereby name her Daffodil!”

The next morning whilst G was bouncing away in her jungle gym I presented her Daffodil.

The-First-Ever-Thing-I-Have-Ever-Made-Her! (cue the Royal Trumpets!)

… and this is what she thought of her

Daffodil discarded ...

Yup, fair play kid.  Daffodil is a little lop-sided and her arms and legs are quite thin … hmm and I did just draw the eyes and mouth on instead of doing some nifty hand embroidery.  

My report card on this one might say “Needs to follow instructions (or even buy a pattern!) better, take more time and consideration with her work.”

Geez, this is going to be tougher than I thought.  Perhaps I should introduce myself to this lady, she looks like she knows what she's doing.



  1. Cute dolly! A perfect little companion for your daughter.Looks like you have caught the softie bug ;)

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations on starting your blog! It will be such a fun way to remember your creations and your family memories. Best wishes - and thanks so much for the link to my blog!

  3. Thank you for the encouragement Amy ... I'm going to need it :)

  4. Well I did think it was cute not perfect but cute, but then you know I have a soft spot for softy hand made darlings. Mum xxxx



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