Little U is here! This beautiful little magazine (like a book really) from Uppercase arrived in my mailbox earlier this week and I have been savoring it and all the wonderful ideas and people inside. The pages are so happy, so bright and colorful and cute, and just all the things I like 🙂 I was honored to be interviewed for the first issue, and to tell more about my story as a doll maker, creative person, and parent. If you are a kid at heart, and especially if you are already familiar with all the goodness that Janine at Uppercase puts out, I am sure you would enjoy this as well. Creative inspiration, I love it!
(ooh, and here I am! One of the outtakes in trying to get a photo of myself to send along with the interview…)
I was delighted to be asked to collaborate again with Bamboletta Dolls! Bamboletta produces handmade, Waldorf-style dolls on Canada’s west coast – Christina runs a beautiful company and each doll is the work of so many people! This time around, we paired one of my animals, one of their sitting friends, along with matching clothing and a coordinating animal headband. There were 11 sets in total that were snapped up and have already found new homes. So grateful for all you doll-loving ladies out there!
Projects like this are an incredible amount of work, and these were in progress on my studio tables for almost a month. I really thought about my fabric choices and stuck with soft, natural materials for the clothing – using mainly organic cottons and hemp. When I look at these photos I see so much hand sewing, from each little flower and detail on the headbands to the sleeve openings of the jackets. Seeing everything together in the end was so worth it for me, and it feels good to have completed something on a larger scale. Also, the answer is yes, I will be making more unicorns 😉