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Thread: First Rag Doll

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    First Rag Doll

    I just finished this doll for a friend's daughter who took the death of her grandmother very hard. The dress is made from a nightgown her grandmother wore all the time. I read about this type of thing helping some kids, so I thought it worth a shot - since I have no clue how to make a teddy bear.
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    Ruth, your kindness will help this child with her grief, well done!
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    She is very cute and will be a comfort for the little girl. I adored my granny and took her death hard even as an adult.

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    So sorry she lost her Grandmother, I hope the doll helps her through her grieveing. So good of you to make the doll for her.
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    What a wonderful thought! I know she will feel comforted, especially using her grandmother's nightgown fabric.

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    What a sweet thing to do! The doll will be cherished.

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    Two of my granddaughters lost their other grandparents within 5 months. I wish I had had the opportunity to ask for some of the clothing to either quilt with or make a doll like this. What a wonderful, generous thing for you to do. Thanks for sharing.
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    What a lovely doll and so clever and thoughtful to use the nightgown fabric. I am sure this will help the little one find her way through the grieving.

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    very thoughtful! I was in my late 30's when i lost my grandma, I just thought that would never happen. I was blessed to have her for so long. Something about grandmothers that seem so magical and nothing is ever going to happen to them.
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    You are as beautiful as your finished rag doll. Thanks for the inspiration.

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