For A Girl Who Might Be Nervous about Her Wedding

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My advisor and chief inspiration for marygLOVESart® paid me a visit last weekend.  That would be Faith, my almost ten-year-old granddaughter.  Amidst the numerous projects she herself was working on, she dished out plenty of suggestions.  The most significant one was for a new don’t worry doll–a bride.  In her words:  “I think you should make a don’t worry doll that’s a bride, for a girl who might be nervous about her wedding.” Hmmm.

I scrounged through my upcycled fabrics and got started right away. Unfortunately, before long I hit a snag on the veil; no white netting.  I ended up finishing the doll a few days later after I made a trip to the thrift store.  A perfect fancy little dress was waiting on the rack for me and the embroidered flowers from it made sweet bouquets for the dolls.  Now I have enough netting for about 50 brides.  Since it’s easy to make a few extras whenever I have a new idea, I ended up with three brides.  I’m hoping to get them up and listed in my shop soon.

Faith hasn’t seen the final product in person yet, although I did send her a photo.  She definitely put my wheels in motion, though.  I told her I felt like I should start paying her for her ideas.  I offered five bucks for the bride and she said a dollar would be fine.  I decided to stick with five dollars and said so.  On her way out to door to go home, I thanked her again.  Faith turned and asked, “Would you like me to make you a list?” Another entrepreneur, I’m thinking.