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Dolls

I have been hooking rugs, quilting, embroidering and needlepointing since I was a young girl. Recently, when a friend's daughter was having a baby, I tried my hand at making a Waldorf-style soft cloth doll. I just loved it.

So now I am making 12" dolls from my own pattern using 100% clean wool, imported European 100% cotton doll skin fabric, cotton embroidery floss and cotton dress fabric. I use a small piece of firmly-affixed Velcro for fastening.

There is nothing for a small child to choke on, so these dolls are suitable for children and adults of all ages. I try to make them soft and cuddly with friendly, inviting faces. Each doll has it's own personality.

I make the dolls both to give to homeless children and to sell to benefit homeless families.

Here are two examples.




Needlepoint


Rugs
Hooked rug, 5 ½' x 4'
Natural and dyed wool on cotton backing.
This design, called "Tumbling Cats," is adapted from 
a pattern printed in the book Hooked Rugs, 1996, by Ann Davies and Emma Tennant.
The original design is by Dahlov Ipcar, 1974, which she called "Tiger and Leopard."


Noah's Ark Birth Gift, Not Available
Hooked rug,7' x 7'
Natural and dyed wool on cotton backing.


Maine Cottage Gift, Not Available
Hooked rug, 5 ½' x 3'
Natural and dyed wool on cotton backing.

Cross Stitch



Ben's Baby Sampler Birth Gift, Not Available
Counted cross stitch

Emanuel Baby Sampler Birth Gift, Not Available
Counted cross stitch


Charlie's Baby Sampler Birth Gift, Not Available
Counted cross stitch