The streets were still empty and the day was still way to early for me. No I was not joining some kind of Fun run but instead I was conducting a Doll making workshop. And drum beat please…it was at FULLY BOOKED, Fort. I have to say I was beyond excited! I couldn’t believe that I will be teaching doll making let alone in FULLY BOOKED.
Thanks to the lovely ladies and gents of Craft MNL who with Mommy Mundo made this day possible.
After swallowing all my stage fright I set the room up in a hurry to give myself time to grab coffee and a waffle from Star Bucks.
What made this class extra special was that it was a Mommy Maker day meaning it was a mommy and daughter class. Both the mom and daughter will get to make their own mommy and me dolls.
I had to redo my kits for this class to make sure that the dolls were manageable for the mommies to make while trying to help their daughters sew as well. Not using the 14 inches doll pattern I had to make a new pattern instead. A 10 inches and an 8 inches doll. Each mommy and me kit contained all the essentials which they can bring home in case they can only finish one doll in our 3 hour long session.
I made sure I was super organized for this class as it will be a big class and the daughters will require help so I had to make sure everyone had their supplies including the poly fiber on hand.
As the class started and the introductions began it was apparent that the kids where younger than expected and the moms were not exactly occasional sewers. But every one’s spirits were up and all were excited to learn. The result was a messy room filled with raisin bread crumbs, poly fiber on the floor, tangled yarn balls every where and happy faces.
All the little girls beamed with their new dolls in tow. It was a morning I would never forget.
Thank you to all the moms who spent their Sunday morning with me and being patient to learn a craft with their little ones. Thank you to Craft MNL and Mommy MUNDO.