When my daughter was almost two we made her the most adorable red riding hood costume. Ever since I've wanted to make a matching doll with the scraps. Finally this summer my mom and I did it. It was an interesting experiment as my sister in law Brittany can attest to.
Nan was so excited she got out her old cape. She has never played with a handmade doll immediately normally they have to sit on a shelf for a month or two until she will love them.
I'll be honest I hope to never make this child a homemade doll again, because how many handmade dolls does one child need?