8.10.13

Making a companion


Making one doll is one thing, but making another... that's a whole new challenge. I was eager to see what would happen with a new batch of wool. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to create a more pronounced nose.


Very quickly a character appears. I have no real control over it.


At this point I am still convinced I am creating a girl. Albeit an older one...


She's not a very pretty one. She reminds me of a friend of the family, so I start calling her Ruth.


She's waiting for me to finish her hand.




But then something shifts. It happens when I am working on the hair. This rather ugly girl turns out to be a boy.


 I think they look rather beautiful together.


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