Say “hello” to the Girl Friends’ Doll Sewing Panels. Man, do I love these girls! The Girl Friends are an adventurous group of friends. Their very first fabric release was in 2012 as mermaids. Since then, they traveled the world as princesses, ballerinas, fairies, superheroes, school kids, athletes, career girls and astronauts. Many of you have joined the Girl Friends’ fabric journey making some of the most amazing goodies. You’ve even reached out to me personally to express appreciation for the girls and share how much they mean to you. Despite following along with their adventures in the world of fabric, a mystery still remains. Who are the Girl Friends? What are their names? Who’s the red head? Do they have any hobbies? Well, the time has come for you to TRULY meet them. So, grab a glass of lemonade, pull up a seat, and allow me to introduce you to the Girl Friends.
Say “hi” to Zoe. Zoe is my lifelong pal. As a nine year old, drawing her never got old. Always sporting a pink tutu with a top bun, Zoe is unapologetically spunky and quirky. Favorite accessory? Her superhero cape, of course.
This is Molly. Molly has a gentle boldness about her. She is a girl about action. A few of Molly’s favorite things include the color yellow, crafting and sewing.
Meet Elle. Elle is a perfectionist and a true pet lover. Just ask her pet bird, Charlie! Elle has a huge heart for helping her human and animal friends. When Elle grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian.
Next up we have our girl, Lucy Claire. The culinary genius of the Girl Friends, Lucy Claire believes that life’s menu includes loud laughs with friends, skateboard adventures and a basket of baked goods. You can always count on Lucy Claire to come up with the coolest cookie flavors. This girl’s favorite accessories include her pink and yellow mixing bowls, polka dot apron and her super special skateboard.
XO (pronounced like the letter “X” and “O”) is the new girl on the block in the world of the Girl Friends. XO is wise beyond her years and has a heart of gratitude. XO has a sense of awe and wonder about the world. She looks forward to having more adventures with her cousin, Zoe, and the other Girl Friends.
Lulu is our quiet adventurer. A songwriter, Lulu is often chosen to be team captain and is never short on sport analogies that she uses to motivate her friends including her best friend, Zoe.
Full of fun and moxie, Ginger is our resident red head. Ginger is the playful prankster and loves making her friends laugh. She feels like life’s greatest gifts are the moments and memories we share with friends and family. Recently, she and Lulu started a band, however her role in the band is yet to be determined because with Ginger . . . you never know what you’re going to get.
Artist, writer, poet, that’s our girl, Kat. While XO exudes wisdom beyond her years, Kat is the nostalgic old soul in the group. She enjoys handwritten letters, thank you notes and colorful stationery with matching stickers. Kat loves color and words and is ready to use the world as her canvas.
A special thanks to all the adorable models + Moms. You guys were great to work with and did an awesome job!
(all photos by Mary Craven Photography, except for animated gifs and photos 5, 13, 17, 22, 27, 30, 35, 40-41)