One of the things I love about having a daughter is now I have an excuse to make rag dolls. I wanted to make Little Miss a doll for Christmas. After doing a search on Pinterest, I found this doll pattern and tutorial on the Martha Stewart website. This is a doll designed by Black Apple creator, Emily Martin. I love the simplicity and versatility of this pattern. I modified the hair a bit. Once the doll was sewed, I showed her to The Boy. He said, “There’s Sissy’s gril (not a typo). Can we put eyes on it?” Yes, of course. The pattern calls for painting the face on. I wanted to try it but was scared. After watching the video I felt more comfortable with the concept. I got out my thinnest brush and acrylic paints. I took my time and practiced on a piece of paper before I put the brush to the cloth face of the doll. I am really happy with the results. I especially love how the cheeks look. I almost left them off because I was scared they wouldn’t turn out right. I doubt I will make this pattern again not because I didn’t like but because there are so many more dolls to make. I think this pattern would be a great simple pattern for a beginning sewer. This is the sort of thing I would have loved to make a young girl learning to sew.