A few months ago I made this doll for Davy Jean. Her mom sent me the cutest picture of her in this outfit and I was so excited to get started on a new creation.
I really enjoy being able to look at a picture and make something from it: something you can hold in your hands, something you can hug... and I love plush!
Davy Jean is a very special little girl and she has a super special family. She was born with an extremely rare chromosome deletion, a cleft lip and palate, Congenital heart defects, and has had numerous other medical conditions (and surgeries to go along with them), yet she is one of the smiliest and happiest babies (okay, toddlers) I've met.
Back in June Davy's grandparents and extended family held a Benefit and fundraiser to help pay for Davy's future surgeries and current medical needs as well as to support 'Operation Smile' and 'The Unique Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group'. I made a duplicate doll, like this one that I made for Davy Jean, to auction at the benefit. It was a beautiful event for a good cause and it was so fun to be able to contribute something little.
(Here are some pictures of the Benefit.)
Davy's mom, Ruth, has a blog called 'the mom' where you can read more about her journey and other goings-on of their lives.
Here are some pictures of the finished doll along with Davy herself. Thank you, thank you Ruth, for emailing me these pictures! Every single one made me smile! :D
Seriously! How sweet is this girl!