And the time will come
that you can go
though it feels
come so far
and the trip
is nearly done
you are so tired
so you just
you lay down
in the dirt road
on the side of
the merit of all
to your side
like a sleek
to pick you up
lick you clean
and carry you
by the scruff
of your neck
(The title is affectionate Italian for 'Tiger Cub')
And the sewing begins....first we pick out the skin fabric. Here is Karen shaping the head and body of her doll. Then the tedious part.....making the arms and legs and putting it all together.
Here is Dorisse working on her doll and chatting, of course stories come out when we're working with our hands.........she invented her own way of making the legs and arms in all one piece right along with the head and body.....very clever....she has had a lot of sewing experience under her belt. She made a beautiful doll at the last doll playshop and here she is in the picture below. The little doll you see next to her actually lives in a pocket under the doll's skirt.
Here I am at my computer reading a special piece called Lick the Fire. You don't have to trust the process. by artist Shiloh Sophia. This piece of writing helped to get our creative juices flowing. Next to me on the floor is Deborah sewing her doll's arm piece.
And here is Diana.....our resident pregnant mom. It was so great to have her and what a blessing and a gift that her husband was at home with her two young ones so she could have a day to herself. She was making a beautiful doll in a slinky gold lame evening dress with a purple velvet jacket...
The day passed so quickly and several of us had to finish our dolls at home.....but we took pictures of what we had and the finished doll pictures will roll in as they are completed. So we have Deb's doll with red calico, gingham and embroidery to honor her Grandmother who loved to sew and......
....... Karen's doll with linen and calico who has a soft Country look about her.
I can't wait to see the completed dolls.
Maybe the next playshop you can join us.....
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