Hettie Gray, you sure are special.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

I really don't even know how to put in words what this girl has done to me, it almost feels like abuse of some kind. Emotional and physical abuse. Today it only took me 3 hours to make her listing for the auction because the site kept crashing up on me, and I won't even begin to describe the issues with making her clothes or creating her. Dolls like her have a rather special energy, the stubbornness is inherited I suppose  because I won't give up. I just won't give up. Hettie, you sure are special my dear and I hope that whoever welcomes you in their home has unending love and patience for you. Please be good!.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

So here she is, all ready to find a family. I know a couple gentle souls (who really have no idea what is in store for them if they are to win her heart) who have fallen in love with her and I feel it my responsibility to warn them. This doll is pure dynamite. Not the kind of doll who is always moving, on the look for stuff and getting into trouble. The kind that plays mind tricks on you, that is smiling and happy and you feel the sun shining on your face only to look away for an instant and find her sulking and terribly sad, and then your world comes crashing down. Hettie Gray has an unbelievable power to hold all the emotion in a room and then direct it at you through her eyes. I don't know why this is so, but it happens every time I bring her out of my studio. She somehow manages to perturb the energy around her and then re-direct it like a vortex. Quite amazing, and I swear I am not lying. She has held a special power over me and I am quite exhausted, but utterly thrilled to have witnessed her spirit. So please, if you want to welcome Hettie Gray in your life, please do so with open eyes.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray, a natural doll by Fig and me.

Hettie Gray will be available to purchase TONIGHT via auction from 8PM to 10PM. If you wish to participate, please follow the link: 

Hettie Gray, a 23" natural doll by Fig&me.

Sorry for the lack of photos on the listing, but I was at the end of my wit trying to make it work. I really, really hope everything goes well tonight and this little girl gives me a break for once. It has been very trying yes, very challenging to work on her, but at the end of the day I wouldn't change what I do for anything else. I wish you all good luck, and to her as well. May her wishes come true.

Hettie Gray makes a wish, by Fig and me.

Posted on June 27, 2015 and filed under figlette, dollmaking.