Thursday, February 22, 2018
A rare glimpse of a quilt in the wild
You guys!! Bernie of Needle and Foot just sent me this link to a short video on her Facebook page. It shows a little girl unwrapping her new Doll Like Me baby, and one of my quilts was in the box, too. So exciting to see it in the hands of such a happy, bubbly kid! Can you see me doing my happy dance?
A Doll Like Me creates dolls that look like a child who has features not usually found on standard dolls. Those features might be limb differences, birthmarks, albinism, or scars. Amy, who sews the dolls, also makes sure that the doll's hair and skin color are the same as the child's. The bodies are soft, cuddly fabric and are the same size as American Girl dolls, making it easy to find clothes and accessories. And the doll faces are so, so sweet. Who wouldn't love a doll like that?
Quite a number of quilters are sewing little quilts for Amy's charity, so I feel super lucky that one of mine was captured on video. If you're not on Facebook, you can still kinda sorta see most of the video by clicking "No thanks" when Facebook tries to cover it up. I don't have my own account, so I watched it on DH's account. Then I begged him to share it on FB because I'm so excited! He'll probably be swamped with quilt and doll stuff now, ha ha!