As if by magic a new little one comes into being.
I imagine what I want to make, a daydream about this little character.
She is in my mind's eye as I work.
And then she is there and I can't believe her beauty, her funny little character beginning to shine through.
It was a great day yesterday, I took the dolly head I had made the day before and then we worked steadily and with purpose and by late afternoon a new little soul was there, sitting in the afternoon sunshine.
The knits I had made earlier, weeks ago, inspired by the beautiful yarn.
There is a lot more work to do of course and this is where I often stall, as I wait for the character to grow into the dolly, like getting to know your baby a little before you give it a name. I let them sit and settle a little, let them whisper their stories and then we move on.
This little girl is part of my collection , I have really begun now and it feels great.