Feature Tutorial
Dana Sippel-Burton
 
Creating a Doll takes 3 steps:

-Finding Doll Body

-Inspiration

-Construction

In this article we will help you accomplish all 3. 






Frills and Fancy
Issue #1
Mar 2005
Inspiration:  Where do you get YOUR inspiration?  Do you find that special material that just BEGS to be made into a hula girl?  Or maybe you find a doll with a wistful expression that gently motivates you to make a homeless person?
The source of inspiration is varied but one thing remains true ... when you finally see that photo, find that fabric, dream that scene ... it WILL hit you!  And when it does ... the passion makes your doll even better!

My inspiration for this issue - Bodacious Biddies originally came from a wonderful group of ladies in New Mexico (yes Beth!).  Teaching there for my first year ... I came away learning as much as I taught ... not so much in doll techniques ... however to take the time and stop and *smell the roses*.

This issue is dedicated to the "Red Hat society which began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan.  They believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red gloved hands and go for the gusto together.  Underneath that frivolity, they share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for whatever life takes them next" ... Sue Ellen Cooper

Poem from Jenny Joseph
...
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves,
and satin sandals and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gooble up samples in shops and press alarm bells ...

And run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.....