So one fine Sunday morning, N and I headed to Fully Booked to join one of the Mommy Mundo's Mommy Maker Day activities - doll-making. The event was actually one of 3 activities - the two others were screen painting and setting up an etsy shop.
Our facilitator for the day was Jaclyn Colmenares-Zapatos of i.am.handmade. Jac designs and sews Waldorf-inspired dolls. Waldorf dolls are made intentionally simple - usually with no facial expression - to encourage creativity or imagination in the child.
For this activity, Jac prepared 2 kits - a mommy doll and a girl doll and we were supposed to make both dolls in a span of 3 hours.
However, after hearing us describe our sewing experience and background, she relented and allowed us to choose only 1 doll to finish! Whew! My sewing experience was limited to cross stitch during high school. For this project, we were required to know the basic running and back stitch - which fortunately I did.
|SoMoms documenting the event|
|N wants to get in action!|
|K and N having fun while I was on my pumping break.|
Work wasn't over because when we got home, N was budding me to finish the mommy doll. So before I went back to my loaded work week, I prepped my fingers and finished the mommy doll that Sunday night.
|Mommy and daughter doll|
If you're like me and can't sew dolls, you can also choose to buy dolls that Jac makes under her i.am.handmade.by.mom label. She makes custom dolls, baby blankets and quilts. Check out her really cute Dolldalita line too.
Are you a crafty mom? What craft projects do you enjoy with your child?