Shashi is the very talented dollmaker at
She makes the most gorgeous cloth dolls
in vibrant colours, using lovely fabrics
and her own patterns.
I entered her pay it forward
and was delighted to be chosen.
I got my parcel from the UK.
(Isn't it wonderful getting parcels?
Don't you feel like a kid again?)
And inside I found this little beauty.
Isn't she wonderful?
I love these curly toes
and shapely little legs
Oh, and the pretty bead joints.
There's a cute beaded cap,
like a flower calyx
with painted sparkly details.
And the sweetest little painted face
set off by soft cloudy hair in
pinks and peaches and silver.
Love those beaded joints.
This is from Shashi's own design.
I love the shape of the torso
and the long, elegant limbs.
You can see the two other dolls
With the doll, Shashi also sent me
a pair of dangly pink earrings
(how did she KNOW?
I love them!)
and a long strip of
fabulous gold braid
which looks perfect for my
Circus Leopard Lady
or the planned Principal Boy.
(If you're from the USA it would take
a whole blog post to
explain what a Principal Boy is,
and why she's not a boy
and why she wears fishnet tights
and slaps her thigh.)
Thank you, thank you,
dear, wonderful Shashi!
Please pop over to her blog.
It's a delight for dollmakers.
And, much to my surprise and delight,
I now have over a hundred followers!
How did that happen?
What wonderful people you all are!
I'd better do something in my next post.
not least announcing my own
And a giveaway.