Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meet the candidate

Ever since I began learning how to sew in March, all three kids have come up with grand ideas of what I should create for them. E, however, has developed more than an appreciation for my output, and has begun sewing a little herself. With a preprinted fabric panel from Spoonflower, she just completed her first doll. She hand-stitched the pieces together using an embroidery hoop (and I reinforced her stitches by machine) and stuffed her little friend and whipstitched her closed. It should be obvious that I'm proud of her, but I'm also flattered that she takes an interest in my interests. I have the coolest kids, you know.

This lovely lady is the newest member of our family and is currently sleeping, nestled lovingly in the crook of my eldest's elbow. There is a tradition in E's class that friends who acquire new dolls come to class with a short list of favorite names and their classmates vote on what to name the doll. E loves to think big, though, and asked for help looking for all the good girl names. So I set up my girl with a research project: a baby name website. And now she's asking for your vote. Her first plan was to email her relatives, but as I sat at the laptop, she was inspired to turn where I often go from the laptop, to you, our lovely blog readers. We need you to vote a new name into use.

About this candidate
She is about 10" tall, confident but quiet, woven, printed, and assembled right here in the USA.

About this election
In accordance with what E has learned about the electoral process, you do not need to show your photo ID to vote in Maryland, and the polls will be open until 8pm ET on Tuesday. After the returns are counted, we'll announce the results of the election on Tuesday night.

About your election judge
This particular six-year-old is very excited to have been learning about the electoral process in school and is very proud to have come up with her own ballot referendum. Please participate in this demonstration of democracy in action and show her how the process works by leaving your vote in a comment below.

The doll name choices (please select only one)

Aliza

Bina

Carmela

Daniella

Devorah

Eve

Flora

Gabriella

Hannah

Kayla

Leah

Lina

Livia

Molly

Nili

Orly

Pearl

Rachel

Rebecca

Rivka

Sarah

Shira

Talia

Tova

Vered

Yael

Thank you for supporting an American dream.

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UPDATED: The results have been counted and the winner, announced.

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