Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another Healing Doll Project

I have just completed another very special goddess.   This healing doll is going out to a brave little girl who is undergoing chemotherapy.   She is the niece of my friend's son-in-law, and has had to undergo lots of difficult procedures over the last few weeks with more to come.   My friend asked me to make this doll and we decided on a list of words to embroider on her to give hope and encouragement to her and her family.

I added butterflies, stitched and appliqued flowers and appliqued teddy bears.   She holds a star in one hand and a flower in the other.   She is bigger than the others I have made because she is definitely meant to be cuddled. I used this fabric on the back of the doll.  Perhaps it will remind her of the many friends and family members who care for her. 

These dolls which started as gifts to friends, have travelled widely, providing support and comfort through cancer, chronic illnesses, grieving losses, surgeries, and end of life.   They have become a labour of love for me and a way to make art with a very different purpose.
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  1. This is a very special doll, and I am sure it is for a very special girl. How touching to read what you stitch into them. A blessed treasure of love and beauty.

  2. Your project moved me to tears. What a wonderful gift. An inspiring little doll. Good luck to that little girl. XOXO

  3. Yes good luck to the little girl. I hope all goes well for her.


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