Do you remember flip dolls? Did you have one? This Little Red Riding Hood flip doll was mine when I was little. I remember being quite enamored with her flipiness (my spell check is telling me that's not a word, but I so want it to be a word. Flippiness. Please can that be a word?).
So I loved it...except that the granny-wolf freaked me out. Seriously, look at that face! Adelaide, however, has taken a liking to it. I don't think I ever would have given it to her - for fear that the wolf would freak me out in the middle of the night - but my mother slipped it to her on a Grammie visit. (Grammie's get away with a lot, you know.) And anyway, Adelaide assures me that she thinks the wolf is funny. (She's braver than her Mama was).
I thought it would be fun to make an updated flip doll for her. So during one of our afternoon sewing sessions last week (hence - snow in these photos! snow that is no longer here today! Yay!), we put together this kit I've had.
The pattern is a FlipDoll kit by Umbrella Prints. The kit makes two dolls, each in such sweet yummy fabric (hand screen printed on organic fabric), and get this - with sweet faces too! No scary granny-wolves here. Just sleeping, smiling and laughing little girls. (Oh, thank goodness.)
Adelaide is quite in love with this flip doll too, especially since she "made it herself," you know. Her name is Eloise - there's sleepy Eloise, smiling Eloise, and laughing Eloise.
I'm so loving our afternoons of sewing.