she said with a twinkle in her eye - we take bits & pieces from each other - in a family and create something of beauty
Itsy Bitsy – sometimes unexpected, unplanned things are created and when they are finished, you stand back in amazement, not too sure how they came about but enormously pleased that they did. This is the story about one such creation.
Sitting under a large oak tree sipping tea with my girls and eating muffins we hatched our plan. We had just seen a magnificent exhibition of art dolls, strange creatures, with exotic clothes, weird eyes and wild hair. Why not make our own art doll?
Back at home we throw all the supplies we could find onto my big bed, what a wonderful mess of lace, fabric, cotton and trimmings. Into an old hat we placed pieces of paper with body parts written on them. We each had a turn to extract our body part, and then off we went secretly hiding our stash of provisions.
The house become very quiet, something special was underway.
After a few hours all the body parts had been constructed, funny little components, with large uneven stitches and brightly coloured buttons. Trying not to guess the outcome, i sat down and sewed them all together. Our art doll was revealed, we sat together on the big bed, there was a magic in the air, as we each took turns to hold our tiny creation and we were very pleased.