Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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I recently discovered these dolls and thought they were adorable. Not being one who can operate a sewing machine (yet, Monica - I promise I will learn some day...), I thought creating one might give me a good opportunity to work on my doll form making skills as well as hand stitching the features on the face. I must say, I had a blast! The form was sewn by hand and then stuffed. It's nice to work on a doll that can be completely fairly quickly (compared to the beaded dolls anyway) and seems to have such personality.
Remember when I posted about signing up on Swap-Bot - an online swapping forum? It was through that forum I originally joined a swap for 2 winter themed Dotee's as well as a Valentine Dotee. I have since concluded that forum was not for me and have dropped from the swaps. I'm still making the dolls though. They may end up as give-aways once they are completed.
Completed with a beaded hanger and a little dangle, I imagine she could be someone that had a little too much Christmas punch at a party and couldn't resist putting on an antler hat with some holly around her midsection.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman