Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Crafting: Pippa Doll

I can't seem to start this post without a little explanation as to where I've been for the last month - especially as this will be my last post of 2015!
So, I have a new job! I started it in October as a part time position on my day off, and was then offered a full time position starting in December. Working two jobs, renovating our flat and the run up to Christmas meant that I barely had time to turn my laptop on let alone blog, but it feels damn nice to be sat here typing away again. I'm super excited to be heading into the new year at my new job; after a frantic Christmas there I'm looking forward to settling in with all of the wonderful team and getting to know the company properly. Yay!

And now, onto the cutie pie in the photos above - meet Pippa!
Around halfway through December I realised that I hadn't started a Christmas present for my niece, and having previously gifted her with a quilt when she was born, a bunch of goodies for her first Christmas and a felt activity book for her first birthday, handmade was my only option.

I knew that my Mum was giving my niece a little wooden pram for Christmas so I decided to make Pippa to accompany it. She was a total freestyle project, based on the amounts of fabrics I had and trying to create something cute enough for an 18 month old to get excited by.
Pippa fits perfectly in the pram and my niece seemed pretty happy with her - spending the last few days watching her fill the pram up with Pippa and her other toys, rocking them to sleep and then waking them up to rearrange them was adorable.

Anyway, I hope that you've all had a wonderful festive time with your loved ones over the last week, mine has been lovely but a little subdued. I've been thinking of trying a recap post of 2015 but haven't quite decided yet, and I also have a few plans for next year that I need to get down on paper (screen?!).

For now, Happy New Year to all of you wonderful people, and I'll see you on the other side <3

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