It’s time for me to add some fiber to the mix.
I recently finished a spirit doll, a project of about two years.
Dolls are another of my obsessions.
My chain-stitched muslin dolls began, as usual, by accident. We were moving; my daughter was packing and also getting rid of (a few) things. At one of her birthday parties, the activity was decorating muslin dolls. A minimalist, she put eyes and a big smile with markers, and attached a few pieces of yarn on top for hair. She didn’t want to keep it.
But I thought, as I often do, “I could make something out of that.” I had once seen a muslin doll that was partially decorated with embroidery in a magazine and filed in in my mind under “good ideas”. here was my chance.
My daughter loved mermaids as a child. So I began, secretly, to turn her creation into a mermaid. It was complete just in time for her middle school graduation.
Since then I’ve also done a spiderwoman, a tiny skeleton, a spirit doll for Nina, a tree spirit, and my just-completed eye spirit doll. I have plenty of ideas for more. Check back in several years…