Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Madeleine and Maisie Dolls, Jeanette

Madeleine and Maisie Dolls.
35cm/14" tall

about the piece.
Jeanette describes her dolls, "These are dolls I made in memory of my daughter at Christmas time. While I was pregnant, convinced I was having a girl, I imagined making a doll for her for her first Christmas. As Christmas approached, I felt so very very sad that I couldn't make her that doll, when a pattern for these angel/fairy dolls caught my eye, and I thought I could indeed make one for Florence, it would be her special Christmas Fairy Doll, something we could get out every year at Christmas, and it be a way of including Florence into each Christmas of the future.

"Around the same time, Tina organised a babylost giveaway in the run up to Christmas, so I resolved to make two dolls, and give one away. I like to think of the other doll out there in the world, in memory of Florence, but also giving comfort to another babylost family. I named the dolls Madeleine and Maisie. Madeleine is wrapped in tissue waiting for next Christmas, and Maisie has a lovely home across the ocean.

"I wrote about these dolls on my blog: Day Two, Happy Thanksgiving and Yule Tide Fairies."

about the contributor.
Jeanette, married to Woody, has four living children. She lives near Manchester in the United Kingdom. Florence, her fifth child, was born full term at home with no complications, but collapsed shortly after birth and died six hours later from a massive pulmonary hemorrhage. As Jeanette says, "We are learning to live without her, missing her, and hoping we can bring her rainbow sibling into the world healthy in the summer."

Jeanette sells her creations at Tiddly Bums and blogs at Lazy Seamstress.


  1. Jeanette they are both beautiful! Wow. :) I like the idea very much and I'm now off to look at your website and see if you take orders. :) Thankyou for sharing.

  2. These are lovely, Jeanette. I have said it before, but you are so very clever.

  3. What a lovely idea. The dolls are so pretty and quite special. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very sweet, and a nice 3-D project to touch/hold. Adds variety and is just a very lovely job.

  5. Oh Jeanette, I just LOVE your stuff. And the line between Madeleine and Maisie, between 2 babylost households... what a beautiful idea.

  6. oh i love these dolls, i am so sorry for you loss xxx anne

  7. So beautiful Jeanette!! xx


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