Shhh! Don't tell.
Most of the things we're giving L for Christmas are not really age appropriate, since she won't really get Christmas this year. So we're giving her cool things we liked, that she'll enjoy eventually. But I decided I wanted to make her something she could play with a little now - so that's how this lovely little flip doll came about.
Either Chara or Christa had one of these when we were kids. I can't remember who. I always thought it was a cool idea. You know, they are usually two-headed dolls of story book characters, with one head hiding under the skirt of the other. You're supposed to use them to tell the story. But when Haydn was little, some one gave her one that was a hippo and a monkey, and the part that flips fit a little more snugly, so it wasn't like a skirt. I thought it was so cool, and I have been wanting to make one ever since. I put elastic around the bottom of the "skirt" so it hugs the bottom, but will still stretch around when you want to flip it.
So I put this together today. I think it turned out pretty cute. L really enjoys watching the cats right now, so we put a cat on one side, and John wanted a chicken on the other. She's really trying to make words, which is so much fun. We think the first one will either be "kitty cat" or "daddy." Hmm... perhaps I should have put daddy on the other side instead of the chicken!