While surfing the web, I came across a site which had Edith Flack Ackley type dollhouse doll patterns by Sara Cole. I decided to make one doll to represent each member of Sophie's family. I like this simple pattern. It brings me back to my doll making roots. The hair is made of needlefelted wool. The clothing was partially painted and I also used various cotton prints to finish off their look. I can't wait until she gets them.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.