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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Reality...

I always imagined that if I had granddaughters that I would sew dolly quilts for their dolls...and I would also have one or two quilts here at our place for when the little girls visit. To this end, for quite a while I had pinned ideas on Pinterest for dolly quilts...like these.

But sadly these ideas have never come to fruition...
One morning a few months ago when the weather had turned cold, Miss A helped me make some blankets for the dolls that 'live' here at our place...
She had been dropped off very early as I was still wearing my warm dressing gown...😉



We made quite a bundle...and we made them very quickly. There were no patchwork blocks made, no machining whatsoever. Yep! We just cut up a metre or so of some thick flannelette...no hems, no embellishment and Miss A didn't mind one little bit! Lol
( I had been given 3 metres of that flannelette by a friend years ago but could never think of anything that I could make from it with that design of boxer shorts!)
The blankets live in the little yellow suitcase from IKEA...
 
 
And the red suitcase is where the dolls live when the grandies go home...
 


 
The dolls were each wrapped up in a blanket and patted to sleep...in various locations around the house.

Here's Miss A taking a warmly wrapped dolly down the hallway to put her to bed...

Sometimes the dollies are put in the guest bedroom...even if the bed hasn't been made up!
Guests like DsD1 and Dan have been known to find dolls tucked up in their bed when they have stayed with us! Sometimes if there are people staying Miss A uses our bed for her dolls...



And they still are getting lots of use when Miss A or Miss H visit.

Miss Holly has a play with the dolls when she visits.

 
 
 

Well maybe one day I will get around to making some special quilts...

12 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

They are adorable, both the children and the blankets. The perfect addition for any dolly.

Jackie said...

So very cute Maria. Just goes to show that the simple things please children and I bet spending time with you is just the best part of their day.

God bless.

Maria said...

Oh Maria what a lovely post....loved it. 😘😘😘😘

Una said...

I'm still waiting for grandchildren, but I hope they are as lovely as yours.

Cynthia said...

So sweet! I love my grandsons, but I would so love to have some granddaughters to play with, too. I have the best memories of my own grandma's house and the sweet things like this she did with me.

Michelle Ridgway said...

How gorgeous Maria. I think your dolly quilts are perfect! The dollies seem to like them lol! I too had similar imaginings....one loves dolls the other hates them because they're creepy.....lol!

Vireya said...

Gorgeous! That's quite a collection of dolls to wrap up and put to bed.

angela said...

I made a cot set for my granddaughters dolls bed
But as for quilts and things nope it hasn’t happened
Children don’t mind. It’s just the fact that we play with them they love
Your girls are adorable

Susan said...

I think they are more than happy with the flannelette...maybe one day one small quilt for each granddaughter for the dolls.

i can totally understand there are always more important projects.

Nanna Chel said...

Maria, I don't think you need to worry about making the quilts for the dolls. LOL!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is such a sweet post. Those little girls are darlings.
xx, Carol

Happy Retirees Kitchen said...

How gorgeous Maria. Just playing with your little girl is so precious. I'm sure the quilts will come when she is old enough to have input into the design etc. Pauline