Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just Finished Her!

Meet Kari Christina! This sweet primitive prairie doll was just finished, and I'll be adding a pattern for her to my website very soon! I wanted to make a non-raggedy Ann-type doll, and I also wanted it to be an Easter doll. I've made several dolls with bunnies and chicks, but wanted this to be more about the real meaning of Easter.

I'm so happy with how her bonnet (trial and error!) turned out! I used a vintage cloth napkin (primmed up of course!) for her apron.

My Kari Christina

She is named after one of my twins, Kari Christina, who just had emergency surgery a couple of weeks ago. Kari's full name means "Pure and Christ-like". A perfect name for my daughter. During her surgery and recovery, even in pain, this sweet and good daughter of mine always had a "thank you, Mama" whenever I brought her her medicine, food, plumped her pillows, helped her to the bathroom, etc. Now that she's returned to school and still can't carry her very heavy backpack, her twin sister, Kaitlyn, carries it for her. Every time I hear "Thanks, Kaitlyn. I love you". Such a sweet, sweet girl! I am truly blessed!

I have two more patterns I am working on: An Easter table runner and a Mother's Day Annie and sampler. Watch for them in the next couple of days!

Primitive blessings,



Christine said...

Oh what a sweet prairie doll and her bonnet looks perfect - the colors too!
I love the name chosen for your daughter - as a Christine myself I have a lot to live up to in my name. Your daughters are truly a blessing!
Best wishes

Sew Many Raggedies said...

Love the doll Laurie! Your post really touched my heart. Your girls sound very sweet and you must be very proud of them. Can't wait for the patterns. Love your dolls!!
Have a wonderful Easter.

Sheila said...

Your new doll is beautiful! Especially with the lamb and wording on her apron. Different from other dolls and very Easter appropriate.
Your girls sound wonderful! How blessed you are.
Wishing you a sunshine filled day!

PS~I listen to Luke's CD several times a week, while crafting or working in my office.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh Laurie, I love this doll with her little sheep! I'll have to watch for the pattern. Will it also be available at patternmart?
Such a sweet name and the meaning behind it.
Prim Blessings

Laurie Johnson said...

Thanks, everyone! I truly am blessed!

All three patterns are now done, and yes, they are all on my website, as well as available as instant PDF downloads on Pattern Mart.

Prim blessings,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is beautiful and what fun to name this precious doll after her. I can't wait to try to make one! I'll let you know! Sweet hugs, Diane

Laurie Johnson said...

Thanks, Diane! She's a very special girl (her twin sister too!) Her surgery experience made her realize how much she'd like to be a nurse. She spent the next year volunteering in the special care nursery at the hospital, and is now a freshman in college seeking a nursing degree. As she says, "things happen for a reason"! Would love to see your doll when she's done! ~Laurie