Last November, I made a batch of Owie Dolls, all of whom
went to good homes. In response to inquiries and requests,
I promised I would be making a new batch this year, by
custom order. As with all toy experiments, I like to
observe the girls (my toy lab subjects) in play and
include their feedback in future versions. The girls, I
am happy to report, love their dolls. But they had this to
say, "Mom, we have to pack blankets and pillows and
mattresses for them when we take them with
us to grandma's house."
True. It seems that in the process of providing them with all
the first-aid stuff I could think of, I failed to give them the
most basic necessity for convalescence -
a place to lay their heads.
This is a sleeping bag so the dolls can rest on the go.
It is lightly padded, fully lined, has no exposed seams,
and rolls up neat so it can go in the
storage bag with the other stuff.
If you already own an Owie Doll and would like a
sleeping bag (or if you want one just because),
let me know by email and I can get one
ala carte ($15) to you, too.
Way back then I wasn't planning on releasing the
pattern for the dolls - mostly because I didn't feel up
to taking all those step-by-step photos. But you wrote
and emailed and asked ever so nicely, and guess what -
you changed my mind. Check it out:
It's not quite finished but I am going to say that
by next week sometime, fingers crossed, it will be
on sale. And I'll tell you more about it then. Although -
if you're curious, yes, it includes EVERYTHING.
maybe how to find a good home for them.
But I think you already knew that ;)