My daughter loves to create. I spoke of her in the post about dreams and drawing . During her art class, she made a book with a fictional character, Ezra Lincoln. He would go on courageous adventures and make new and interesting friends. Because the book was long in the making, we all got to know and see him around the house on paper in sketches and paintings. And my daughter made a request: would I please make her an Ezra doll. Now, Ive made dolls before, but never one with suspenders, and shorts. But guess what?? There is a pattern out there from Retro Mama that fit our requirements perfectly. The Hans Doll Pattern.
You can find the pattern in her Etsy store. I quickly downloaded the pattern, cut it out and made the doll in a day. Here is our Ezra doll:
My daughter loves Ezra! She's 17 years old and sleeps with him or often has him close, her muse as she draws. We have already been informed that he will accompany her to college next year// a bit of home to keep close.
I loved how easy this pattern was to follow; hoping to make another one soon. Dolls are fun to make and become a heart companion for the recipient; I'm sure Ezra has heard many tales and heartaches that may never find their way to me. And that's ok. Ezra will forever be a little bit of my daughter and her soaring imagination, and me. LOVE.
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