Doll Makin' {gift}

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.

Isn't he adorable?

Isn't he adorable?

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 requested the green fabric. 

My daughter requested the green fabric. 

I love all of the cute details that went into this pattern!

I love all of the cute details that went into this pattern!

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. 

Our Ezra doll and the book that inspired him. 

Our Ezra doll and the book that inspired him.