Dolls have been on my mind A LOT lately. I purchased the adorable dolls above for my nieces for Christmas. (from Pottery Barn kids ) I was inspired to buy them after watching this video for the hundredth time. These dolls are really the next best thing to a handmade rag doll. They're wonderful. (I may just buy myself one now that they're on clearance! :)
Click here to watch the video.--It will make your day, I promise. The video is a collection of photos the very talented photographer took of her daughter and her beloved doll, Cocoa, on a trip to Paris.
The doll in the video was made by this incredible doll designer.
What you don't know about me, is that many years ago, when my girls were little, I used to make dolls. Mostly folksy/country holiday dolls. (Santas and snowmen were my specialty) I spent every spare moment I could muster with two little toddlers running about to make dolls. (my girls are only 22 months apart, good thing I had them very young!) I sold my Santas and snowmen at holiday open houses in my own home and was happy with that. (in the days before etsy, and easily maintained websites!) I started out with patterns and eventually began creating my own. Tea staining was something I did on a daily basis, and I was thrilled when I discovered a technique to turn regular old jute twine into curly doll hair! My love for dolls never really passed, but has been mostly replaced over the past several years with love of paper, however, I've been having a little nagging feeling as of late...and I'm thinking I want to try my hand at dolls again. We're supposed to follow our muses, right? So, I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know if I can make a doll again that might be worth sharing with you here. :)
Enjoy your day, and hopefully, you're creating something that makes you happy right now.
I edited this post to fix the link to Jess Brown, she is the amazing doll designer of all of the dolls shown in this post besides the Pottery Barn dolls.