Oh! the two sisters. I know so very well the joys and the pains. Especially when they are so close in age.
Creating these two dolls has brought all sorts of ruminating and a lot of quiet smiles to this face. Albeit not perfect, they are in fact an embodiment in cloth of what I feel for my dolls. Every time I look at them, there is a surge of love that overcomes me, my eyes water and my hands feel warm. Doll making can be one lonely path, but I like to think of it as a way of understanding myself, and of living a life with mindfulness.
Here are the two photos that inspired these dolls, plus a few details of their outfits. You can tell a lot about their personalities and traits by looking to them as a whole.
My heart rests assured knowing that I put the best of me in these dolls. And that a part of me will live forever in the hands of their new family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to create them, to find bits and pieces of who I am through the work of my hands, and for allowing me to be a doll maker. Love to you all.