The simple keyhole shape in the dolls above came from a desire to make a smaller character doll. I've been collecting garments made of 100% linen for many years. I love the natural feel and the look of linens and the beautiful colors I can find. I wanted to make a doll with a small positive message, like a greeting card in 3D form. So the pairing of the linen and the small doll form came together. A kind fellow vendor gave me the balls of vintage material strips and I've been looking for a good use for them. They naturally fit as an embellishment to the dolls' outfit and make wonderful hair. Simple facial features and eyes scrounged out of my sewing box make up the faces. An added message finishes the project. Perhaps I'll leave some of those message papers blank so they can hold a personal greeting. A day of experimenting and putting it all together. So fun. And a new Wistful Grandma item is born.
My autumn lineup of craft shows is all set. For now I have the task of spending my days doing more creating, expanding inventory, getting lost in the process and realizing the potential. I'll be in my craft room - if you can find me in the piles of material, embellishments and quirky odds and ends that only I understand. Potential and process. It doesn't get any better than that!