These days, as I play with rabbits, testing, trying, stitching, photographing I wonder what I have become. Yes, I've dabbled with lots of craft but as you know I've been a doll maker longer than any other 'thing' I've taken up.
For a long time I didn't even like calling myself a doll maker -- and always said it with a quick back-up statement about what kind of dolls I made. Otherwise I would get that look from my listener like they wanted to pat me on head and say "oh that's nice".
Then rabbits came into my life. I would never, ever have thought that I would make a rabbit (although I did make a couple of stuffed animals for my son way back when). But I was enchanted with the idea of making rabbits and there I find myself.
And then I made an even different transition - 'to the small'. The hold-in-the- palm-of-your-hand small. I'm loving it - every minute of it. Lots of hand sewing because of the size, lots of moving these poor old fingers through the turning of very small pieces and parts.
But most importantly -- lots of fun!!
"Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!"
- Dr. Seuss