Before I started making bears I was making cloth dolls. I did that off and on for about
7-8 years. The first dolls I made were the primitive kind. Very old and grungy looking.
That was fun, with button eyes and aged with cinnamon and coffee.
I stepped away from that for a few years, then one day a friend gave me a bag of
Mmmmmmm, what was I going to do with this. Okay, I decided to get some
muslin fabric and try a doll. But this time I wanted to do painted faces and
make cute big eyed dolls. This was back in '08 and '09. The pictures are some
of the dolls I had made.
I discovered bears in the summer of '09 and never finished the doll I was
at the time working on.
That would be the little doll pictured below.
Poor little thing. But her day may be coming soon.
I have been itching lately to do some dolls. I think I
will finish this doll finally, after over three years.
She is a patient little one.
I've learned a lot while making bears and I hope that if
I add cloth dolls to my work table they will benefit from all
that I have learned.
The three little bears ;) shown here are all available for
adoption on Bear Pile.
I know they would love for you to visit them.
And who knows, maybe soon you will also see the
little doll all done and ready for a new home too.