Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Companions...Have Waist-Coats!

For so many of us, as doll-makers...
the entire journey and process of a doll "becoming" is sheer joy!
My "Companions Along the Journey" series 
have been no different in this respect.

They each have waist-coat jackets and sleeves 
(100% wool felt, which still need to be dyed) 
and funny little individual hats.  
Aren't the vintage spectacles a  hoot!

I think my favorite hat is the simple rectangle style 
that has been folded twice and then stitched along the back seam...
opened up like a little "Dutch" hat,  ink stamp and coffee-stained
with vintage buttons added to the corners.

Today I hope to cover their little boots with paper maché,
and then cover their little bodies with paper maché mulberry papers.  


  1. I think you nailed it. The 'becoming' is the best part of doll making. Thank you for sharing the journey with your dolls.

  2. Oh my gosh! They are just darling and will only get better as you progress. I love, love, love their sweet faces. They look like they are trying to figure out this complicated world we live in and that a very difficult task!

    1. Aren't they a hoot... Penny? They are trying to "find their way"...