My oldest daughter and I just finished up this doll, who will eventually be sent off to Haiti as part of a larger effort coordinated by Sarah Hanson, of Dolly Donations. Sarah is partnering with The Abundant Ground Foundation to bring 181 handmade dolls to an orphanage in Haiti. Her website is exciting to follow, watching the dolls trickle in from around the globe :). She also has a great (free!) rag doll pattern, as well as tutorials on painting features and other doll-making techniques.
More information on the doll donation drive is available from the Abundant Ground Foundation here.
We decided to add a little pocket so her new owner can store a tiny treasure or two.
We'll be sending off Hope (what my daughter has named her) to The Abundant Ground Foundation tomorrow. My daughter is working on a little note to tuck in the pocket.
Thank you, Sarah, for organizing this effort! It was a cause we couldn't pass up.
ETA: This doll was made from the (free!) pattern designed by Emily Martin/Inside a Black Apple available here.