When I gave our granddaughters
American Girl dolls for Christmas
I didn't realize I would be left without a doll
to use as a model for clothing construction.
I resisted the urge to buy myself a doll,
(they aren't cheap)
until the first summer outfit I made instructed me
to put the top on the doll for placement of straps.
I saved money by buying her on ebay
and I justified the expense by telling myself I am saving money
making their clothes versus buying them.
"Hi, I'm Willa and
my best friends are Emma and Rose.
We are also cousins."
Emma and Rose
Willa will hang out with me until we give her to our
10-month-old granddaughter five years from now.