I got out my very old, original, red Sizzix Bitty Body dies out for Iris recently, you’d have thought I’d given her the moon, the stars and the sun on a stick!
She created and played for absolutely hours, reciting the names of all the dolls (Ticky and Tacky and Jackie the Backie ….. And Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow) from one of her favourite books The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and if you haven't read it, it’s a real tear jerker at the end.
She had such a lovely time, it’s now one of her favourite things to do with me when she comes over that I decided to invest in the girls outfit die from e-bay which for some reason I never got all those years ago. It cost me £8.99 with free P & P and has been worth its weight in gold for all the pleasure it has and will continue to give.
I know you can’t keep everything children make, but next time she asks if we can “do paper dolls” I’ll make sure she makes a picture for me to frame and put in pride of place, it will be worth more to me than a million Mona Lisa’s.