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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.