Yesterday, Kathleen (Eggs in My Pocket, A Needle in my Hand) asked me how many dolls I have made. It would be so much fun if I had an answer, but I was always so caught up in the making I never considered how the number would pile up over the years.
The first thing we made was a curved neck duck (remember those?)When I say we I am including my mother, who made doll dresses for me and cute little pigs too. My friend Dorothy was coerced into sewing dolls and doing craft shows with me, and other friends like Jackie and Barbara experienced some arm-twisting as well. That was in the 70's.
We went on from there to make RABBITS (for years) that was a craze that seemed to last forever, then it was Bears, Santas and Snowmen (oh my) .
My mom died in 1996, but I still think of her as stitching along with me even now.
Most of our crafting friends have dropped out , we go to the shows and know very few when we always knew everyone. Barbara has gone to iris folding ; Jackie is a new grandmother but she still crafts and her mom Stella crochets afghans at age 96. I think Dorothy thinks we are all crazy.
Anyway I couldn't for the life of me even guess. For 32 years, even 3 or 4 a week, it is a huge number. So, if you are just starting out why don't you keep a little book and when somebody asks you, thirty years from now, you can say "Oh I made XXX as of today."
Won't that be fun?.
Oh, the bear, she is a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm, I just put a simple dress on for Valentines Day.