It's all in the hand...



A dollie friend of mine sent me a CD of wonderful pictures of old cloth dolls that she's saved for a while. I love looking at these pictures and seeing the individuality the maker put into the doll. For instance, this resolute lovely above is quite empowered with huge hands...







Someone went to a lot of trouble - and meticulous work, too! - to make this hand. Look at the thumb! Wow. Isn't that astounding? I know that turning those fingers was quite a chore. And then stuffing them without blow-outs in a world without Fray-check? Someone had a lot of patience. My next doll is going to have individual fingers. I've never done that before.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden




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