All the Peanut wants from Santa this year is a "dolly and a cart." Translation: a miniature grocery cart with a doll to place in the child seat. She saw it in a catalog in early October and has been 100% consistent with her singular request ever since. This is only slightly miraculous since the Peanut has shown ZERO interest in dolls her entire life. She adores her stuffed animals and plays with them intensely but quickly tosses any doll we give her off to the side.
While I really don't mind if she likes dolls or not, a part of me is super happy she has finally shown some interest in what was one of my favorite things to play with as a young girl. So, assuming that Santa's elves have been accurately reporting back with news of just how good the Peanut has been, we're expecting said dolly and cart to be showing up in a couple days.
And what is a dolly without a place for it to sleep, right? You may remember my holiday shopping spree at Ikea a couple months ago where I picked up this doll bed.
It is the perfect size and such a simple shape. But, I think it is perhaps lacking in the character department. I couldn't leave well enough alone, I had to tinker.
And this is what will be wrapped up and waiting for the Peanut's dolly on Christmas morning. I made the doll quilt out of "Bliss" by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. It features the Peanut's all time favorite color–blue–spruced up with some festive red, pinks, and greens. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to see what the Peanut's reaction will be. This could truly be a hit or miss item. Maybe it was a little bit more for me than for her, I guess we'll find out soon enough!