Sunday, December 7, 2014

Works in progress

Thanks for stopping by! 
These are the cloth dolls I am currently working on. 

Four cloth dolls that I currently working on.
 Each one has a one of a kind paperclay head. 
They will be finished before Christmas and for sale in my Etsy shop.
 This one is so cute. I made the skirt from a wool sweater
 and appliqued the velvet tree and bird. It is still a work in progress.

Be sure to scroll down to see what is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop.
I have several wonderful wooden dolls!

Thankful to be a dollmaker!

When I started making dolls it was to fill a void in doll collecting. I wanted to make the type of dolls I didn't have growing up as a child in the 1960's. I loved  antique dolls and there was no way I was going to own one except to make it myself.  My mother always said I had champagne taste on a beer budget! What I find on this journey of dollmaking is that what prompted me to make dolls..... is not what is subtaining me nor flowing thru the dolls I am creating! I find I am connecting with people on a spiritual journey as well.

Recently a lovely lady named Becky purchased these 
two wooden dolls from my Etsy shop:

She lost a precious son in a auto accident the same year I lost my dear mother to dementia. Art heals because it was my refuge those 2 years my mom was sick. We all need a touch of beauty in our lives. I know a doll can't replace a precious loved one but they do put a smile on our face and add joy to our heart! Only a doll collector would know this!  Becky's words really uplifted my spirit! Here's what she wrote:

Oh Alice!!!!!!

Your dolls arrived B~~E~~~A~~U~~~T~~~I~~~F~~~U~~~~L  they both are!  Your carving, your needlework,...everything is EXQUISITE!   I am so very, very pleased and am so very happy to have pieces of your work.  It thrills me to be able to behold them.  Thank you so very much for passing them on to me. I shall take very good care of them.

Thank you again, Alice.  EVERYTHING about this transaction was a blessing to me-especially getting to have personal contact with you.  That means the most....the packaging, bags, certificates...well, it all counts, but getting to "know" you a bit is the best.



THANK YOU Becky for your kind words and most of all for being WHO you are! 
The world is a kind place if we let our light shine! 

Current Dolls For SALE in Etsy Shop

Check out the sweetest Hitty size dolls!
 NOW in my Etsy shop
Handcarved Cherrywood

Handcarved Cherrywood

Handcarved Basswood

Handcarved Butternut wood

Handcarved Walnut wood
This doll has been SOLD

Handcarved Bass wood
This doll has been SOLD

Handcarved Basswood
This doll has been SOLD