This past Christmas, I made a few dolls.
Harry, my 4-year old, started getting a little attached to them.
They were flying around the room & watching TV with him.
So I thought, oh, I could make a boy doll.
A boy doll with very long legs.
But before I got too far into the design stage.
I saw Grumpy at Walmart.
Then I thought I should make my own version of Grumpy.
I was planning which colors of felt & fleece I would need...
Thank goodness, that thought didn't last long. Now, not knowing if he really wanted "a new friend",
I bought it more for me than him.
I don't know about your Christmas night bedtime,
but our's went like this...
Harry: "I don't want that angry man!!"
"He's yelling at me!!!"
Harry thought Grumpy's nose was his mouth.
After a month, I sat down with Harry and
suggested he stitch a smile on Grumpy, underneath his beard.
"See, he's really smiling at you."
That did the trick.
They are partners now.
My daughter knew I liked Grumpy so much,
she got me my own little Alice on a keychain!
These would be so fun to make.
What do you think?