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!

xxoo

2 comments:

  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?

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

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