19 comments on “How Making Doll Clothes Brought Joy to a Neighbourhood

  1. Marcia Rapp on Jul 23, 2020 10:38 pm | Reply

    That is great. I have been busy doing 18″ doll dresses for my granddaughter &cousin. Do’n’t know how to post them. Just learning the computer,

    • Great to hear you have been busy sewing doll dresses for your granddaughter and her cousin. If you would like to send me photos of these dresses, it may be easiest if you email them to me. I look forward to receiving them.

  2. How wonderful!!
    Absolutely love this idea and this would thrill the Grand Children and many more around your area.
    I will need to invest in some patterns to enable me to even think about this

  3. Kathy Norton on Jul 27, 2020 10:09 pm | Reply

    What a wonderful thing to do and they all look so cute. Thank you to Rosie and Yvonne both for sharing this sweet story.

  4. Donna Peterson on Aug 13, 2020 11:02 pm | Reply

    Hi Rosie, That story was so great and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. Now when I’m in my craft room and I see my cabbage patch doll who s name according to her birth certificate is Yvonne Edna it will put a smile on me face.

  5. What a wonderful story you both shared,
    I’ve been away from my granddaughter for the first time more than a month ever since covid started, and I must say I’m really struggling as she is in Tasmania and myself in Queensland,

  6. What a wonderful idea, those outfits and scenes are adorable! I’m feeling motivated to pull out my sewing machine and finally start working on the doll clothes I’ve been intending to sew for my grandnieces. I bought the patterns and fabric months; I just haven’t felt motivated to do much of anything lately. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Jackie Koepnick on Aug 14, 2020 1:00 am | Reply

    Thank you both for the inspiration to go on with making clothes for the dollies and to help bring joy to children.

  8. Cora Flispart on Aug 14, 2020 2:18 am | Reply

    Thanks for sharing the story, I know I spent the months making 1,800 + masks and giving them away for free by clothespinning them to my front storm doors. I received some donations (wanted no masks or those who wanted masks), angels, notes, and a cake. I was able to give our food bank around $1,700 in donations as I didn’t want the tax headache. I find myself still making masks as my 4-H kids wanted them for school. Now, I am working on Christmas ones for special people.

  9. How very sweet. What a nice idea!!! Thank you for making your neighborhood more cheerful!!! I was just able to do masks for my family here and away. Sent many to them, but have not made nearly as many as so many other wonderful people. Stay safe!!

  10. Nancy Ceci on Aug 17, 2020 1:47 pm | Reply

    What a wonderful idea! Your story is really uplifting as we try to navigate these challenging times. I miss my grandchildren terribly, and have yet to meet the newest great grandchild. Sewing has always been a blessing to be shared, and making things for the children will hopefully provide a connection for them. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  11. Yvonne Flynn on Aug 17, 2020 10:52 pm | Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback about my Vacciney project. Although I am again in lockdown (Melbourne/Australia) I have used the time to create a pictorial record of The adventures of Vacciney.
    It has been turned into a book that I will present to each grandchild as a keepsake,for when we can all look back at this very difficult time…as past history. Keep sewing and doing creative things everyone!

    • Oh, that is a wonderful idea Yvonne. Thank you again for sharing this story with me and allowing me to share it with others. Keep well, keep sewing and please continue to bring joy to your neighbourhood. 🙂

  12. I’ve seen the book and it’s a beautiful way to remember a not so wonderful time in history.
    Great work Yvonne.

  13. Margaret Weedman on Aug 22, 2020 12:19 pm | Reply

    I learned how to sew during quarantine. After raising boys and having grandsons imagine how excited I am to have a granddaughter! But she has so many clothes given to her that her mother has asked I not make any clothes for her😐. Next best thing? Making doll clothes for her dolly, Charlotte! The videos are so helpful- I feel as tho I’ve been sewing all my life. I’m SO proud of the first dress I made.
    (I can’t figure out how to attach a photo.)

    • Margaret, I’m so excited for you, using this time to learn a new skill and bring joy to both yourself and your granddaughter is truly wonderful. I can imagine that Charlotte will become the best dressed doll in your neighbourhood and your granddaughter the happiest little girl. I’d love you to send me the photo via email and I will include it in one of my share and tell blogs. Happy sewing 🙂

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