I am happy to say that I just completed my second Gail Wilson doll for this year and am really enjoying the experience of working on these wonderful patterns. This newest girl is Pattern 101 called "Dolls To Make With Vintage Fabrics...With Authentic Looking Aging Techniques". While I didn't use any antique fabrics on my doll, I did try to follow Gail's advice for aging new fabrics and am really pleased with the results.
Once again, I stitched every single stitch by hand (I know...I'm a little nuts!) including all of her clothing. I really do love the rhythm of hand work so will probably keep sewing my dolls this way until it starts to not be fun anymore. And then its back to the sewing machine for me!
Her little friend is a tiny Steiff "Molly" dog that I purchased at a local folk art show a few years back. Molly's sweet face pleadingly said "Take me home" so....I did!
I hope everyone is having pretty weather by now. Our "baby" peach tree is showing pink so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will have blossoms for Easter.