This little one is named Beatrice. She was a recent birthday present for a special family friend who just turned three. The doll has short blond curls and big brown eyes, just like the Birthday Girl.
I actually sewed this doll last summer, but as my first blog post described, I got stuck on her face. I fixed her up as best I could and made her a sweet pink dress. Then last month when I saw the Birthday Girl, she was wearing a sparkly red headband to hold back her curls. I decided her doll needed a headband, just the same.
And the Birthday Girl had on glittery red slippers. Her doll needed those, too.
The doll's hair was made using a bulky wool/cashmere yarn. It is so soft, but to be honest, I'm a bit worried about the fuzz-factor. The Birthday Girl's mom has assured me, though, that this doll will have a safe place up on a shelf for awhile, until her daughter is a bit older. Also, I don't have a problem re-doing the hair a few years down the line if it proves to be a problem.
Here is a close-up of her curls.
And here is Little Bea and Louisa :).