8.18.2008

Keeper of the Stump

I'm not sure how many of you remember this post, but I finally did it. I made dolls to keep the sick little umbilical cords that I saved from both of my girls. I know it's disgusting, but I am so proud of myself for actually doing it and I no longer have dried up scabs in Blondie's jewelry box. Eww!

I saw the templates from the Black Apple Dolls (featured on Martha) and found my motivation since they were so dang cute! As you could guess I had my fair share of cursing and ripping apart seams. One's head got put on backwards and I mindlessly finished Mae's before getting the stump in and had to rip it apart a little, shove the shriveled cord in, and sew her back up.


Of course the girls loved playing with their dolly's just for the afternoon then they were thrown into the toy box to be forgotten about. Don't they look so thrilled with their sick rag dolls?


I must say that I love to sew, but am in no way a "good" seamstress. I hate all the prep work, washing, ironing, marking, pining. I just cut and sew in hopes that my project will look somewhat presentable. Usually it's up to my standards, but I'm sure Martha would cringe.

12 comments:

nettie said...

totally cute! I love their long skinny legs!

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

I love them! I saw them on Martha Stewart a couple months ago and thought about making one, but haven't yet, I think they are very cute. And I would say that putting the cords in them was a neat idea- a little gross, but better than keeping them in a jewelry box! Or finding them around the house some inevitable day when the girls got ahold of them! Oh, and I have read books 1-3 of the twilight series, I am waiting for Kloie to finish book 4, and I am a little embarrassed to say that I am dying to read it- I read the other three last week- I've been a slacker of a mom, let me tell you! I believe you were recommending them to me not too long ago.

Garrison Propaganda said...

first your girls have way too much hair. and cute hair.

second you underestimate your sewing talent. your dolls are adorable.

third so can you ever wash your dolls, say in case they get thrown up on? (i constantly worry about what can and cant be washed b/c my kids have yet to perfect the art of where to vomit). so i just wanted to know if the chords were sealed in something, or just floating around dry scabs.

fourth are they in the fronts where the dolls stomachs are?

Sally Wright said...

Those are adorable. What a good idea. You always make me want to do crafty things...I never do but the desire burns in me!

bg said...

That is icky...but cute, and at least you don't have to look at them anymore.

Brent & Holly

AHEM said...

i didn't think to seal the stumps into a package or anything. hmmm. looks like the dolls will be going on a shelf so they won't get too dirty, then i may not ever need to even think of what might happen when it comes time for a wash. ugh.

Mirabel's mom said...

We actually have the same idea going with Mira's umbilical cord. It's a Shoshone tradition to hang on to the scabby little things, so Cody's gramma beaded a turtle pouch onto some buckskin and it is hanging in her room.

-Shannon

mr and mrs carlson said...

dang! i hung on to nora's and it was just sitting all dried up in various places around her room, and then i'm pretty sure i ended up throwing it away after eric told me that it was gross. i wish i would've kept it!

sheena said...

oh my they are the cutest!! I attempted to make lucy a doll at christmas and it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life......i admire you!

and martha wouldn't cringe at your sewing skills....I think they're top notch....but she would probably cringe at the prize inside.


ps....you're on my blog.

smith scratch said...

These dolls are so fun. I wish I was patient enough to do something like that. The girls are sweet, sitting by each other holding their dolls.

Sassy Christian Momma said...

totally not something this home-birthing hippie would do but, still totally interesting. Good job hales, You did great and you learned a few things. Doll making takes way more time. i hope one day to make a couple of dolls, maybe.

Tiffany said...

sick. seriously?! dolls are super cute though

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