Sunday, February 14, 2010

Welcome to the family!


Let me introduce ... the family!  And also introducing a new category of posting on SoSaje - things I wish I'd thought of.  :-)  An opportunity for me to highlight great ideas and projects that other people are working on.  Enjoy the (vicarious) creativity!

So back to our introductions, my wonderful mom created the family dolls above and gave them to us at Christmas 2007.  They have become such an important part of our daily and imaginary play lives that she's currently planning an addition to the family to include the new friends that we've made over the last few years.

Each person is designed with a particular fabric that compliments their personality - my mom's for instance features snowmen.  :-)  Although we are many miles away from our extended family and only manage a few visits per year, the girls know everyone's name and face.  And since we're talking about (and to!) the dolls/family constantly, it really helps to keep these family members current and "present" for us and the girls.

I am also continually amazed by the different ways the girls think of to play with our "in house" family - taking them on imaginary trips, selecting various participants for special outings, playing catch!  (Yes, extended family members have been known to fly headlong across the playroom.) 

So, thanks mom!  I never would have imagined to ask for these dolls, but now that you've created them - I can't imagine our home without them.  Love you!!  :-)

8 comments:

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

What a sweet idea! Your mum has done a fantastic job - what a great way to encourage strong family ties. Thank you so much for sharing with us all. :)

EDC Collective said...

I wonder if your mom expected the wonderful benefits you described when she made the dolls. What a treasure.

KippysSoMature said...

Sosaje! The more I read your posts here and there the more I love ya!, and the more convinced I am that you are Superwoman!(or, I am convinced that there is a Super Power in you - and I know Who that is) ♥

Shari Tombs said...

That is such a neat idea - I love the thought of being able to include your family in play, even when they are not ther. Very sweet! :)

Julie said...

Wonderful idea! Mums are such a gift!

momster1228 said...

Your mom had a wonderful idea that truly created a legacy. It's a great way to, as you say, keep everyone 'current' in each others' lives. Very sweet.

Found you via the EtsyTexasCrafters forum -- your blog is awesome. I have 'blog envy' !!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

THis is a really cool idea. I never thought about doing something like that before.

Debi - Tink's Treasure said...

This is such a unique idea to keep families close. I love that the children know their far away extended family are through these dolls. Your Mom is a genius!