Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bravery at a very odd age

Every time I have to give up a sliver of my anonymity, I freak out.  So I was being extra brave when I actually entered an Arts & Crafts Show at the University where I work.  Although I have a milliion quilts (okay, less than 300 but it seems like a million), I decided to focus and feature the dolls I have been making.

I think these are "comfort dolls."  I did not plan to make dolls; they were just born of my imagination and after each one was created I felt I needed to make a quilt for each.  As I was creating the display (totally an extemporaneous event), I realized what a treasure these would be to give to a friend who might be dealing with an illness or grieving over an ended relationship. 

Each "set" consists of the doll, the quilt, a journal and a ditty bag.  The quilt underneath is one of my favorites and I'm so glad I got to use it for this purpose.  I think this whole display is rather cheerful and I'm very happy with it, even though it didn't attract very many visitors.  Let me know what you think!



  1. Hola, Ms. Patty! Just perusing your archives and this made me realize that, while I want to be time-savvy enough to set some aside to make crafts for family, I am not. I have at least three family members who have recently gone through some kind of medical strife to whom I wish to gift crafty things. Any chance these sets are going to make it to the etsy store?

    1. I should do that! Sorry to hear of the medical strife, though! xxoo