Check out the pea--it's needle felted:
I asked my crafty friend Karen to make me one pea. Look what she gave me!!
I was sort of sad to have to give the pea pod away, but I did it. (sniff, sniff).
Notice the Amy Butler eye mask. I made one for myself for the February In Stitches sew along, and thought the princess could use one too.
If the princess and pea doll set looks familiar to you, it's probably because you've seen it here on Tree Fall Design. I was introduced to Manda's work when I first spotted a set she made for Blair, here. Her stuff is so amazing and inspiring. It was one of those things I just tucked in my head for future reference. I'm the mom of 3 boys...couldn't think of a reason why I'd ever need to make something like this, didn't have the first notion of how to make a doll. But then along came the doll pattern, the book theme, the girl baby...and it all just came together. I love when that happens.
One more thing. Wednesday night I spent madly making these little flaggies out of the Dick and Jane fabric to go on the food table. Thursday morning I checked bloglines and lo and behold Kirsten had posted something eerily similar. Here we are, two blog friends, states away from each other crafting practically the same thing on the same day. I love when that happens too!