Maria is a friendly and playful giraffe that was born of something that was supposed to be and then it was not!
I’ve never crocheted a toy before even though I’ve tryed once and completley failed! And although it didn’t turn out just like I wanted Mary is perfect and it was a great challenge and a great learning time for me.
What I really wanted was to make a doll from a great designer, for which I fell in love for real, but I had never made one and before and so decided to try this one first before embarking on another pattern shop adventure. And I think a good part of me is a doll maker.
It gives me so much joy the process of making the all the parts, see the doll take shape and then draw them facial expressions. Just like with my waldorf dolls.
And I love the enthusiasm with which my girls follow the process, especially Teresa that was so anxious to play with it and ended up naming the giraffe as Maria.
Maria has stripes, many stripes, which is why it didn’t turned out just as I wanted. The truth is that when I was choosing the yarn colors I said to myself, over and over and over agian, that I shoul use only red or only orange, but in the end I could not resist and I ended up using the two colors, and the effect I wanted would had better results without the orange and without the red.
But for Teresa it was perfect, with orange and red. Simply perfect!
And Maria even went on a bike ride!
Teresa was so pleased to be able to play with Maria that was a pleasure for me to watch her playing! Do you see this pretty face?
Now imagine the look on Teresa face when I told her that Maria was a gift for her!
And once again my work gets properly paid!