Glass beads for eyes, colored pencil for
then fabric stiffener to keep the face the way it was meant
And a variety of yarns, ribbons and trims added for the hair.
Next comes the body. I believe dolls need to move, so mine
are jointed with buttons at the shoulders, elbows, hips and
knees for you to position. Then I cover those buttons with fabric.
By now the conversation has evolved enough that I know who
I am creating -- young or old, fairy or seafarer – time
to begin the costuming. These are magical folk from the wood
or shore. The design inspirations come from a variety of influences.