New Papooses!

Well my mom is in town, and that means we have new papooses in my Etsy shop! They are a joint collaboration between her and I, picking out fabrics and sewing them together. Have a peek, we now have robot boy prints too, for all your little fellers who love their waldorf “action figure” friends!

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Little dolls, Waiting…

Its been a bustle of activity here in our home, trying to finish up our homeschooling for the year, plant our little garden, visiting dear friends… And in the midst of all this I am rolling roving into heads, tying string and needle felting cheeks, tracing patterns, carefully and slowly sewing and stuffing bodies, hand stitching finished dolls, crocheting wefts, and looping yarn. Its been so satisfying to make adjustments and try new things and to watch whole little personalities emerge as the dolls are completed. And now I have 4 little ladies waiting ever so patiently for their clothing…springdolls-1

One little 18″ has stood out in the forefront, demanding good naturally to be completed first…springdolls-2

I love her round little cheeks and upturned face, and little smiling mouth. She looks so eager and cheerful! But you will have to wait and see her later… She is so inquisitive, helping me pick out her fabrics.springdolls-3

I think these are the prints and the colours…springdolls-4

And apparently she thinks the new merino shawl isn’t too shabby! She has to wait though, I am not quite finished! Some intricate edging is in store for this ladies’ wrap. You need to keep warm in the forest searching under leaves and beside streams.springdolls-5 springdolls-6

Well alright, here is her little face. springdolls-7I hope this little post finds you excited this spring about changes and new beginnings. There is so much in life to be joyful over. For me creating these wonderful little gals after so long of a break from doll making, after a turbulent year of moving and change, allowing myself to take the time to imagine their stories and traits, and being creative again and to be stretched in my imaginings, it has all been a wonderful replenishing experience. I cannot wait to show you what is growing and emerging this spring in my indoor fabric garden!

 

Spring!

I came across a few photos I had taken from spring from several years ago, and wanted to share them with you. This is spring on the west coast… Gulls searching for herring eggs in stormy weather, and pussy willows beginning to emerge.

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I also want to promise you some new doll releases very shortly. I have 4 little girls here smiling at me and waiting for their clothes! Their little personalities are starting to shine through as I begin to ponder what they must be like, what their interests are, how they behave. New backpacks will also be coming the beginning of June! The papooses are made as a joint effort with my mother and I, and she has been working hard to make some new prints and colours available to restock the shop. Stay tuned!