After a bit of a chilly start here in southeast Michigan, it seems that the warmer weather is here to stay for a while, with abundant sunshine and showers. The beautiful blooms have worked their magic in my studio and the floral fabrics on my work table are slowly taking form as wee dresses. Each little garment is stitched from premium, often organic, cotton broadcloth and has a coordinating, lined bodice. All seams are professionally finished and the metal closure snaps are hand sewn. What fun it is to snip that final thread and snap the back of the dress, ready for Elsa to model for us. It’s such a pleasure to gather a stack of colorful dresses and photograph them for the shop. I hope that you have a chance to stop by and have a look! Have a lovely day!
I love this girl right down to her toes. We have spent months together in my dreams, both asleep and awake. Weeks of cutting, stitching, stuffing, sewing and crocheting have brought her to life. From her first little whispers, I knew that she was mine. We worked together slowly, Elsa helping to heal me as I stitched and thought of how making a beloved doll is a magical process and how grateful I am to have found my way to this place in my creative journey. The women in my family for decades have been doll makers of various types and it settled into my heart that this is who we are and to carry on is to honor three generations of my beloveds before me. Powerful message for a delicate little wooly child, Thank you so very much, my dear Elsa.
Hello dear friends! Whew, it’s been a while! The leaves are changing, falling and it is getting chilly, perfect for sweaters and hot cider. Oh, how I love you October! I hope that you are enjoying the changes in your corner of the world, as well.
Lately, my thoughts have been drifting toward smaller dolls for younger children and these little 10 inch cuties are the result of my mind wanderings. They are the perfect friends for children who may not be quite ready for a dress up doll but would love a wooly child that has legs, rather than a bunting. I’m having such fun stitching them and although they are similar, each one is really one of a kind and has their own little presence. You can find them in my shop now and I’ll be adding more in the weeks to come. I hope that you love them as much as I do! Have a terrific weekend everyone!