Permission Doll

I’ve just posted a new pdf pattern to my etsy shop: The Permission Doll LINK

The Permission Doll was inspired by a wonderful thing that my father once said to me.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I asked him if he thought that a coat that I was thinking of making for myself was going to be too wild.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

He thought about it for a long time, and then declared: “Just wear it with panache!”.
And so I did.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

I often think about living my life with panache, and about how important it is to stretch ourselves and to try new things.
We have to give ourselves permission to be brave and to find delight in all kinds of ways.

So, when you knit yourself the Permission doll, remember to live your life with panache!

And, every time you look at her, I hope that she will make you smile and spark a little extra bravery, whimsy and delight in your life.

She has been a force for healing in my life, and I hope that she will be in yours, too. πŸ™‚




Filed under doll & dolls & dollmaking & doll making, knitting

4 responses to “Permission Doll

  1. Noreen,
    I always look forward to your posts. I often like the”wild things.” And I am also pushing myself to try new things in retirement. People sometimes look at me sideways……I will give myself permission, live with panache and relish the sideways glance. Blessings to you

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  2. You have captured the essence of wild satisfaction so perfectly with this wonderful doll! It is the expression I think I feel on my own face when I’ve done something about which I’ve been hesitant or fearful.


    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ and thank you for speaking about hesitation. Hesitation can be helpful at times, when it gives us pause to consider an action, but it can also be completely debilitating when it chokes the life out of us. Here’s to ‘PERMISSION’ to move forward with gusto and delight, even in the face of crippling hesitation and fear in all it’s dreary manifestations! πŸ˜€


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