"normal" to love dolls, collect them, play with them and have tea
parties for them. I did all of that. (I was a tomboy too, but that's
for a later post!)
But as an adult, it was harder to admit that I still loved dolls! But
after years of buying Cabbage Patch dolls for my children, after the
children grew up and moved away, I started "collecting" Barbie dolls,
and a few outfits, then a few Kens. To be fair, I also collected a few
G.I. Joes, long after my own son had grown up and put away childish things.
But the real passion started when, as an adult, I made my first doll,
Manny. He was tall and skinny and made out of a white tee shirt, with
long, black hair, also from a tee shirt. Manny was floppy and could
bend at the knees and elbows, had a long neck and a head like an alien
in Roswell, New Mexico. But he was my creation and I was hooked.
Since then, I've made lots of dolls and was surprised to discover that
many other people share my passion. One of them is my daughter and
doll-making partner, Sophie, who is learning to make dolls and who
helped make Suki, Mimosa's sister, both of whom are featured on the
dollsbysasha site this week.
We're also posting pictures of some dolls in progress because we can't
wait to share them!
Please check back on Monday, August 29, 2011, for the next
installment of Sasha's Doll Blog. And don't forget to check Sophie's
Doll Blog, too!
See you next week!
Sasha : )