After making a very complex posed doll, it was fun to make this Sassy Heart. She’s 22″ long, 12 1/2 of that is her skinny legs. She’s 9″ at the widest part of her hair. The hair is made of a super soft Italian viscose, nylon, and poly blend. It has silver metallic threads amid the soft chenille. Her face is a hand-painted, needle-sculpted cotton print with metallic gold highlights. The body and legs are made out of a pink cotton ombre.
I read a book years ago by Gloria Steinem that said that in the earliest cave paintings valentine shape represented female power. I’ve always liked hearts and was glad to hear there was a least a rumor that it had some symbolic power besides the obvious. I’ll always see it as the power and whimsy of love. My friend Sara told me that a collection of heart dolls is a good idea because the heart has many seasons. Isn’t that so true?