From the very beginning, I knew that I wanted The Curious Polka~Dot Present to be a story about a special gift made by a grandmother for her granddaughter. I just wasn’t sure what the gift should be You see, my grandmother played a very important role in my life. Although my grandmother never made me a doll, I remember her taking the time to make doll clothes and other gifts that made me feel very special. So again, I pondered, what gift should it be?
After my grandmother passed away, I received her sewing machine and decided to try my hand at making dolls for my daughters. These dolls were loved so much that they didn’t survive the test of time. However, the only doll to actually endure being drug through mud and snow, soggy boo boo tears, and goodnight hugs and kisses would be the one I made for my youngest daughter. (That doll is seen in the photo here, now being held by her oldest daughter).
It is from my memories of these very special handmade gifts that I would finally decide what the gift in The Curious Polka-Dot Present would be.
Now, as the proud grandma of six wonderful granddaughters, I take great pleasure in trying my hand at making them special little gifts. Remember, it’s not about what you make; it’s just simply about making some memories.