A Promise to Melia
I created this little cutie for an auction to raise money for the young women in my ward. I actually made 3 of them. They'll be up next.
Once I finished sewing all 8 legs on and poking the eyes in, I felt she, well "it" at that time, wasn't quite finished. No eyelashes, no flowers, no pink cheeks, she was just an "it". Boy or girl? I asked my kids. Praxton said boy...(of course). Skylar said girl...(of course). Sage said she wanted to see both, so I tried. The minute I sewed on the mouth, I knew she was a she. Sorry Sage!
The flowers are little tiny pieces of felt, just snipped with the tiniest pair of scissors. I also have a HUGE bucket of beads from all those past projects so I found complementary colors and added them for the centers. I just love how she turned out!
Of course, I had the hardest time giving her away! Actually I wanted to mail her to Melia, in Hawaii. (so far away...(tear) ) She would love this little cutie! But, she was promised to someone else and we keep our promises around these here parts! =)
Melia Leilani, meet Leilani! She loves you and doesn't even know you yet! I hope to send you one soon! xoxoxoxoxo Little Hawaiian Girl!
PS - The pattern for "Leilani" is found in this book. Enjoy!