I've admired Paloma's designs for many months and I was thrilled that she was one of the designers in the club because that meant I'd have a chance to try one out. These dolls are totally different from what I usually make. They're tiny and hand-sewn. I don't make all that many dolls generally so this was a totally pleasurable project to tackle.
I sat on the patio on a Sunday afternoon while my kids ran around the yard and stitched up this doll. Here's mine. Do you like her?
Hand stitching makes me nervous sometimes because it takes concentration to make it neat. My stitches may not all be perfect, but it was really rhythmic, almost meditative, to work on this and I enjoyed it immensely.
This girl is made to look like she's in an owl costume. It's so clever! She has a mask and a little hand puppet.
Her legs, arms and neck are wired with doubled pipe cleaners. I love all the details here: the tiny feather stitches and the little face on the puppet. I'm really pleased with my owl girl. She's going to sit on a wooden spool in my studio where I can always enjoy her.
We'd love to have you join Six Months of Softies. Once you start your membership you'll get all three of the patterns that have been released thus far and then one a month going forward. And guess what? My pattern is next! I can't wait to show it to you next month!