As a crafty child, particularly drawn to obsessively detailed activities, I could often be found hunkered down at the dining room table going to town with my next patience testing endeavour. My top three = friendship bracelets, fimo beads and worry dolls. My mother not only encouraged my craftiness, she generously provided a full arsenal of supplies and schooled me in the art of keeping organized. I think I spent more time wrapping my flosses onto bobbins and deciding what color order they should be kept in than I did making the dolls themselves. Considering how many dolls I actually made, that's pretty impressive.
A couple of years ago I came across the tattered instruction sheet for these dolls and knew I had to make them again. I figured if I wanted to make them, there might be others who'd like to make them too...
One of the reasons I switched my blog over to the Purl Beehive was to be able to put up projects like this and reach more people. I've always wanted to make how-to projects a bigger part of Inspired Living and this seems like the place to do it!
Today I'm launching a new category called Make It! which will be the place to find craft ideas and their instructions. YEah!!
If you would like to make some worry dolls too, check out the instuctions here.
Have fun and if you make some, send me photos! I'd like to start a flickr group of blog projects one day!