Following the absolute nightmare with my previous post about Megan’s Memory Bears, I was left without a special gift for the small boy’s 1st birthday. As I am sure you can imagine, this left me absolutely devastated and bawling my eyes out.
Two days ago, on the Thursday (When it was clear my doll hadn’t been sent), I posted in one of the WAHM’s group to find another doll maker in the hope they might have an instock doll I could purchase.
A lovely lady called Tigs popped up and said to drop her a message. She told me she was the lady behind Phoenix Handcrafts, and given my situation of how badly I’d been let down, she wanted to help out and offered to make my boy a doll by working through the night. I was totally bowled over by her offer. I mean, how often do people go out of their way these days to help a stranger?
We discussed the doll’s appearance, and off she went. Through the night Tigs updated me with progress photos which really put my mind at ease. I’d literally been pulling my hair out all day, so to see actual photos of my doll being put together was lovely to see.
At some late hour (the time escapes me), I got a messaged to say Poppy was ‘born’ (or completed, which ever word you’d prefer to use!) She was perfect. Queue lots of happy tears. My boy was going to get his special birthday present and it was all down to a very kind and wonderful mama.
Poppy arrived this morning and I am absolutely blown away. She is perfect. Jacob caught a glimpse of her when I opened the box, and shot me a huge smile. I think it’s safe to say she is going to be very much loved by my little boy.
I really wish I could put into words how grateful I am for the kindness that Tigs has shown me. So many people these days are selfish, never seeing past their own noses, and only caring about themselves. This act of kindness goes to show that there are still some genuine people floating about who will go that extra mile, and not want anything in return.
Tigs, if you read this, thank you. Thank you SO, so much. For listening to me being upset about the other maker, and for going out of your way to make sure my boy had a special gift for his 1st Birthday <3
Readers, if you ever find yourself wanting a beautiful doll, created with love, then please head on over to Phoenix Handcrafts. I cannot recommend her enough.