Jools and I know some incredibly talented people. One of them is Doreen.
Doreen makes dolls (amongst other things, you really should see the quilt she did hanging in her stairwell… but I digress). Now these aren’t the whip down to the “ToysRWho?” and buy a Barbie, oh no these are lovingly handmade from all sorts of nifty things. The time and detail that goes into these must be staggering.
The photo’s are of “Olaf”, her entry into a recent competition.
Here is her accompanying email…
My Viking was on display but not in the competition. I have attached photos for you to see.
For Olaf, I made everything except for his jumper which was an opshop babies cardigan. He is about 45cm tall and the base is 60cm long. Still not sure where to put him!
I also made the Vikings helmet, axe and shield too.
If you want to see more photos of the show, I have a link from another girl who took photos. She collects Ball Jointed dolls which is a different hobby. The photos of the show are very good.
If you are as impressed as I am, leave a comment for Doreen and maybe she will send along a few more photos (or maybe start her own website/blog/ whatever).