These Jess Brown inspired dolls were my biggest Christmas project this year. I came across Jess Brown and her amazing work in a recent Land of Nod catalogue...I all of a sudden had the unrelenting urge to create rag dolls for my own girls.
I decided to incorporate my children into the dolls by asking them to draw a picture of their "perfect doll." Miss E went orange and black, Miss V went completely purple, and Miss O (her sisters decided) would prefer pink of course. With their drawings in hand I visited my closet and a local thrift store to collect garments I could repurpose for doll clothes.
I also gifted the girls a copy of the book Kiki and Coco which features a Jess Brown doll Coco and her girl Kiki. The book and dolls were given to the girls on December 24th and we've all sat down to read the book a couple of times each day since giving it to them! So, if you decide to gift a Jess Brown doll to a little girl you know I highly recommend buying the book for her as well.
- rebecca lynne