Teresa Doyle "I am using my skills in art and craft and my ability to connect with people, to transform these items into a family heirloom which stores sentiment and evokes memories."
1In order to make a doll for you I need some fabrics and items that you select. Take your time, select items that bring memories to you, or items which hold a sentiment or meaning for the person you are thinking of . Here is a list of suggested items to guide you.
Jeans or trousers,
Other items may include
2Before you post me the items you must fill in some details on the order form which can be printed and placed in the package. This gives me the background story for the gift recipient.
Before you wrap and post it go through the order form and check that you have included all the nescessary items, information and your prefered method of payment ( Postal Money Order, Cheque, PayPal,).
3 When I receive your package and read your words I spend time looking at the materials judging quantities, colours and textures. I see what is available to use, see what catches my eye. I don't begin immediately, I let it sink in, reflect and mull over the ideas that come to mind. Throughout the process of creating a doll there is an ongoing connection between hand, head and heart. On occasion I use something from my own collection of fabrics and items to enhance the doll.
I have often been asked by the person who wants the doll made to have some way for them to send a message to the receiver of the gift. Therefore I can add a bag or a pocket which can hold a written sentiment. The whole process from when I receive your package and payment can take up to four weeks.