• Using Procion Dyes (the same dyes that are used to dye commercially made fabrics), bamboo fleece and velour is vat dyed, creating unique color patterns. Many times, the fabric is dyed with two to three different colors.
  • Patterns are created from line drawings I make based on silly phrases or images i find in old children's books and on the internet. I then use cardboard cereal boxes to figure out how to translate those drawings into three dimensions.
  • I look at a lot of high quality quilter's fabrics to find fun and interesting designs to use as contrasting materials for the dolls. This is maybe the most fun part.
  • Sewn with double seams for durability, the dolls are stuffed with polyester fiber fill. The parts are then sewn on by hand, using embroidery thread and reinforced with fabric glue. 
  • The eyes are painted on using a non-toxic acrylic paint. The noses are sewn on with embroidery thread. 
  • Because of the variability of the dye, contrasting fabric and eye colors, no two dolls are ever the same.