- The participating doll makers are divided up into teams.
- Each team member begins the creation of a doll using any technique desired.
- Each member also creates a journal for the doll created.
- The doll and journal is mailed round-robin to each team member, who builds upon what each member has done prior to bring the doll to a completed state.
All that to say...I will be sharing the journey of my doll "Margaret Indigo Grimsby" (aka "Big Maggie") as she travels across the country to 5 other wonderful doll makers. I will be posting a link to her story on the Travelling Doll Project Blog as well as sharing other pictures here on my blog. "Big Maggie" was shipped to Florida today to Moriah Betterly of MLB Studios, a full time artist / doll maker and instructor (working on my doll woohoo!). I can wait to see what Moriah adds to "Big Maggie".
Meet "Big Maggie" saying good-bye to her "prim" friend, "Annie" and a few pictures of her paper bag journal.
See how carefully she is holding those hands...she's pretty proud of them! I learned how to make Maggie's hands in a workshop called "Handling Hands" taught by Judy Skeel at Joggles.com. This workshop was EXCELLENT!!! The class is being offered again on March 16 at an extremely affordable price which includes patterns for 2 types of hands and tips on how to fix some of the issues that articulated hands present (e.g. busted seams). But honestly, I followed the instructions and my hands came out PERFECT the first time!!! (Click on images to enlarge.)
Watch for more information on Maggie's travels!