It’s always fun to see the joy in my students faces when the finally hold their dolls in their hands. After three days of learning handsewing, threading needles, cutting our body parts, meddle felting chins and cheeks, stuffing with wool (and a method), attaching limbs, embroidering eyes and mouths, finally it’s a wee soul. Through hours of listening and watching me, chatting about the wildest topics, new connections are made and oodles of laughs shared.
A week of dying felt for crowns has resulted in this:
and hands that are not to be shown in public.
These hands though have also helped me do some of this (photo is just a very small sampling of all the ones I've tied off this week.
These are tiny heads for small figures on bendable wire frames – like my little knight from a few years ago.
Today I'm back at the studio, tying off heads for larger and smaller dolls and running errands all in the name of the Olive Sparrow (boy that birdy is driving me hard these days… tweeet, tweet, tweet).
On other happy notes, our bunnies have been reunited and seem to be doing great. Eddie had his "little boy operation" and enough time has passed so that it is safe to put them back together. They are so happy (insofar as it's possible to see a bunny smiling).