Friday, December 5, 2008

Motivated by guilt

Yesterday I picked up fabric to make a jumper for my granddaughter's American Girl doll. I also picked up fabric to make a jumper for my granddaughter to match. I believe I have mentioned before that I do not like making clothing and I REALLY do not like making doll clothes! Why then am I making these gifts for my granddaughter? Because of my quilty sister. She is making my granddaughter a nightgown for Christmas and one to match for the doll. What kind of a crappy Grammy would I be if I didn't do the same? I hate being motivated by guilt...

Side note - here is one of the newer American Girl dolls

She is listed as a historical doll. There is something very wrong with a historical doll depicting a character from 1974!


  1. Oh Lord, 1974 is WAY TO CLOSE to 1975, which is when I graduated high school!

    You are a GREAT grammy. I can't wait to see the outfits!

  2. You are a woman. 95% of what we do each day is motivated by guilt! LOL

  3. i was born in '73 and i am NOT historical lol!

  4. Gee, I wonder if that means that I am historical too? :) Can't wait to see how it all turns out. I HATE making clothing of any kind! My mom bought my niece one of those dolls for Christmas and mom mentioned that I should make her an outfit, I said "I don't think so, maybe a quilt!!!"

  5. What? 1974 is considered "historical"? Urm, I was born in 1975? Does it mean I am close to being historical too?!

    I can't wait to see the jumpers!

  6. I was 12 in 1974...... about the same age as the doll in the story. My kids asked me if I dressed like that. That and hearing my music referred to as "classic rock" really makes me feel old LOL


  7. I so agree with you on this one. 1974 was only ... like... yesterday? Feels that way to me. So...are we now historic? I suddenly feel like a dinasour (apparently I can't speel either...giggle)

  8. That really smarts! LOL In 1974 I was a junior in college! If not antique, I guess I'm at least vintage! For a long time I couldn't believe that anyone born after I graduated college could be an adult already. Ha Ha on me, they're way over 30 now.

    Big brownie points for you for making doll clothes - no thanks on the tiny pieces.

  9. Oy 1974! I was 17. Oh those were the days! I was at Reading High in 1974 and boy did I not know what was ahead of me! This is a cute doll. But It is aging me way too much.


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