Yesterday was a special day because I was visited by a special girl!
I have two granddaughters, and both enjoy painting dolls with me.
Hayden is 8 years old and she loves the arts! She can knit and is learning to play the piano. The lady next door to her has a kiln and has taught Hayden to slump glass. This summer she took a pottery class. She also loves to cook.
Yesterday, Hayden visited for the day and she painted this beautiful doll!
She asked me if she could sell it
and I thought, "Why not!?"
The doll is really as good as most dolls on Etsy,
and so we will list it for $39.
When it sells, Hayden will get $30
and I'll keep $9 for materials and listing fees.
The face was completely painted by Hayden.
The hair was braided by her.
She made the sweater - Grandma cut it out.
The pants and boots are regular Bratz pants/boots.
I embroidered the flower on the front of the sweater
and tidied up her stitches a bit,
but Hayden did most of the work herself.
The doll is really a beauty with gorgeous green eyes
and a soft, sweet expression.
Hayden has named the doll Makayla.
I strongly believe in teaching children to work and earn their own money.
Teaching a child to be self-sufficient,
is one of the greatest gifts a parent or grandparent can give.
I think Hayden is well on her way to a career in the Arts;
perhaps she will paint portraits,
or be the curator at a museum.
And that makes me very happy!
If you are interested in Hayden's doll, Makayla,
you can find it in my FreckleFarm Dolls shop:
Here are a few more photos of Hayden
so you can see her cute personality.
She's a kick!