I wanted to start a blog on my new hobby of making softies. I have never tried it before until I came across this wonderful site The Black Apple. I decided to make one of her dolls that featured on the Martha Stewart show. She turned out pretty good for my first try. And she is all hand stitched due to not having a sewing machine and my mother lives too far away to use hers! I am currently making another doll to give to my mother on Mother's Day, which is only a week away so I had better get cracking!