The best part about doll making is the stories they have to tell me. I am always hearing whispers of who they want to be as the process goes along. Whether it’s a piece of fabric that I chose, or a button, or even the thread colors(I use variegated cotton thread from Italy by Sulky), the doll stories take on a life of their own. My whimsical and funky characters bring real joy to me, they all have a special place in my heart and each contributes something back to me I know, because they make me smile whenever I look at them and that’s the best thing any day. I like to think of them as contemporary rag dolls.
Meet Auntie Ina. She is all heart and hugs with her wide open arms and big paddle hands ready to give you that bear hold. She is there to sit and listen to all your triumphs and your woes. Since she is a bit cross eyed, she’s always on the lookout for trouble to keep you safe. Auntie Ina is a generous and soothing soul.
Yesterday it poured and poured, so I sewed all day. This gal is in the works, no name yet, as her story is still simmering inside. I will share her when she is finished.