The Three Wise Men, A Rainbow Princess, and A Fire Fairy Embroidered Babushkas

I was sorely tempted to make the title of this post one of those “walked into a bar” jokes, but considering that these are toys for children, and I couldn’t come up with something truly witty, I stuck to the simple facts.  This colorful bunch should have arrived safe and sound at the home of a quirky bunch of kiddos who have a color-loving mama and a color-enduring dad.

 

This is the first time I’ve had a family order for all the kids for toys, not just family Christmas ornaments.  I needed sturdy dollies, ones slightly bigger than the ornament size, but still perfect for a three-year-old grip.  There are three boys in the family and initially I thought I’d try for a wizard, knight, and…something. Dragon? Frog? Lumberjack? But then it was Epiphany and I had an epiphany! Why not make the wise men? I’m hoping to make nativities for 2018 Christmas, so this was the perfect time to design the wise men.  Honestly, I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. Notice the gifts they are each carrying? The green oval guy was supposed to be more noble, buuuut it turns out ovals are jolly by nature.

Princess Rainbow has the honor of being the first babushka to wear a tiara.  Pretty sure the mama who ordered these dollies once rocked the rainbow hairdo herself.

The Fire Fairy is going to one fiesty hot pepper of a girl who is all the more scrumptious and endearing for her fierce muchness.

 

Since these dollies were heading off to be played with, they had to go through quality control.  The babushkas had a morning session where they learned how to make their own theme music while traipsing across mountains in order to have a picnic on the couch in the living room. They all passed with flying colors, and it was hard for Della to say goodbye to this crew. She has placed her order for her own set of wise men, a tiara princess, and friend for the princess, three camels, and the man who takes care of the camels. I added her order to my ever-shrinking waiting list.

 

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