Sunday, November 1, 2009

Esther Chandler - Basic?

I recently became an "empty nester"- after 25 years of kids, the last left home. So , since she left in August, I've redecorated my room (with hand colored wallpaper border), completed a quilt top, refinished a bench ...... and started a new endeavor which has been at the back of my mind since I was a child- to be a dollmaker!

I can't think of anything else I've found so completing engaging and relaxing, which is of course the point. Other than learning to play the fiddle- more on that later.

This is my first doll- Esther Chandler. She is an Izannah Walker inspired doll that I created from a pattern from North Dixie Designs. Her creation was painful - she almost ended up in the UFO pile. My hope is that at the end , she will have a trunk and a wardrobe!


  1. so glad she di NOT become a UFO...SHE IS QUITE LOVELY.

  2. She is lovely. I am working now with cloth and paper clay but look forward to hearing more about cotton stuffing's moldableness!