See this adorable little rag doll?
It came in a little kit (an untouched up to now birthday gift from January) suitable for little girls age 8 and up
Gosh, age 40 and up found it a huge challenge. The hair was fine, we did it together, quick sticks. The rest.... works with tiny little strips of double sided tape that does not budge from the backing. And no, no 8 year old can do this ( I know she is 7, but I also know that in a year she would not be able to do this) and already, the strips are coming off so I see a lot of very fine hand sewing in my future. I have done many many crafts in my life, this is the first time I feel totally beaten by something.
Did she love making it? Well, she will tell you she did but she mostly watched Mary Poppins while I swore at tiny little double sided tape strips.
Will we make the other 3 in the collection (for sale at good old CNA) ? Nope, over my (now dead ) crafting body.
Will we give it as a present to a friend? Only if we either really do not like the mom and she said something nasty to us or if it is one of those die hard needlework type moms. Which maybe I do not like.... Ok kidding, I like most of them so no, I will not.
Did it fill a day on my daughter's life while we stayed inside with a sick brother? Yes, it did on Saturday and it was about all we can remember the day for.
At the end one defeated (ex crafter) mom = one very happy little girl. The things we do for our kids.....
So let me go and do some mosaics....