Grandma Would You Please Make Some Doll Clothes?

Yep, those words came out of my granddaughter on March 25. She lives across the country and we seldom see each other, so one does not take this request lightly. Back to the story…

Grandma, I need some clothes for “Sheepy”. (My daughter came to visit us a couple of weeks ago, and left my grandchildren to be attended by their father. My granddaughter had a real hard time with this and called her Mom late one evening to say that she could not sleep. Grandma, in my incredible wisdom, suggested that she tell her to try to count 180 sheep, jumping across the fence, and the she would certainly fall asleep. Well, it worked! So, to celebrate, my daughter brought her a little lamb and told her that from now on, if Mom had to go away, she could sleep with the little lamb and remember her new “trick” for instant sleep.)

So, next thing I know, I receive an email from my granddaughter. I would like a purple dress and feetie jammies for Sheepy. Of course. Do you know how long it has been since I’ve sewed anything? I explained that I do not own a sewing machine so I would have to stitch them by hand. She said she didn’t mind. Of course not. Why would she mind? Oh boy…

It began on a Saturday morning. Thank the dear Lord, my other daughter came for a visit. You will notice that coffee  AND wine was required for this Grandmotherly task. Oh, and it appears, at least two pair of “readers”.

After some initial, “What were we thinking” type language, our creative juices began to flow. (Or it could have been the wine.)

An idea began to emerge. Feetie jammies… Feetie jammies…. Wait, I know! And we were off to the races. The finished products are displayed below. It only took five hours. Really.

Will the clothes fit Sheepy? Not sure! We called for measurements all during the day. 4 1/2 inches from neck to top of feet. 4 inches around his little neck. And so on.                        The clothes will be mailed tomorrow, with a love note from a Grandma and an Auntie who found some special time together.

Blessings come to us in so many ways. We just have to be on the lookout for them. Thank you God for this lovely break in my routine.

God, bless my daughters and grandchildren and keep them healthy and safe. And bless my dear friend who brought me purple fabric scraps, pins and needles, and a pair of scissors that actually cut.


About susansplace

Widowed in 2012, I am a mother and grandmother. Born in San Francisco, I now live in the town I grew up in: Mill Valley, California. I love nature photography. Just an amateur but that's OK! My goal: world peace. Got any ideas?
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6 Responses to Grandma Would You Please Make Some Doll Clothes?

  1. Rich Kenney says:

    Great story and pictures. Very clever post.

  2. Laura says:

    You have officially won the BEST GRANDMA EVER award. I will be sending your trophy soon.
    I can not wait to see her face when she opens the package!

  3. Jan says:

    I believe you have a new business in the works. Be careful who sees this as they will all want the same thing. Good job, Grandma!

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