Bridgette….the doll that time built

Bridgette

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Bridgette is dear to me……She has lived in my head for many years.

She has waited very patiently for me, whispered encouragement throughout.

If for some unknown reason, I stitched a dolly’s legs in back to front (this happens far more often than it should!)

She was there, saying, “Keep going just unpick it, it wont take long”.

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When I was sick or up late with my baby, and I was just so tired, she told me it was ok to rest,

That she would be here when I was ready.

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I look at Bridgette and she is everything I had hoped she would be.

As a doll maker I am often plagued with insecurities about my work

Will people love them? Will they be happy? And with my early work … will her head stay on!?

I know my spelling is sometimes poor, and I don’t always get my pictures just right 🙂

but I’m learning and I love every second of it.

I’ve come so far from those early days of pattern making, again and again! I still tweak my pattern here and there.

But I am at peace with my work

My dreams are coming to life,

So please if you would like to have Bridgette, know how special she is to my Journey and me.

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You will find Bridgettes Listing here

4 thoughts on “Bridgette….the doll that time built

  1. Jenny says:

    She is beautiful Eloise and those dollmaker insecurities,I still get them. Try to think of them as pre-performance nerves, like an actor before a big show. They usually mean you have done something wonderful, you have exposed a part of your soul through your work.

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