The Giving Doll
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Yesterday afternoon my DH and I worked on several dolls at the Giving Doll meeting at our church. We meet every 2 weeks for about 3 hours to work on making dolls for sick or at risk children. Each doll gets clothing, a blanket, a tote bag to carry it in, gets a card that tells it's name and where it came from, and a little prayer card tucked in it's pocket. Our group is currently working on an "order" for 60 dolls for a summer camp for children dealing with grief. The Giving Doll is a nationwide organization.
My husband has become an expert doll stuffer. We also work on dolls at home (stuffing, sewing up the seams, making hair, etc.) in between our meetings. It's been a lot of fun to work on the dolls. Each one has it's own personality. When we get a special request, we try to match eye color, hair color,sex, and ethnicity to the recipient. Here are photos of 2 of the dolls we finished on Friday.
Her name is Emily Ann.
His name is Timmy.
And last, but not least, here is a photo of my DH concentrating hard on the doll body he is stuffing. He's the only man in the group, and the ladies all love him.
We both are thankful for the opportunity to do something to help cheer up kids who are having problems. It's a way of giving them one of God's hugs.