When I left my day job, I promised my friend Paula I’d make her a doll. She has patiently waited these three months while I experimented with forms and got distracted to my heart’s content. This week-end, I was able to finally deliver. I made a 20″ button jointed doll that has a wry smile, an elegant dress and big heart. Paula is one of kindest people I know and full of life. This doll with the crooked little smile I think suits her well.
She let me know yesterday that she named her doll Jazzy JJ. The JJ is for Joy, me, and Jenn, our mutual friend, who joined us for coffee for the unveiling. Jenn has been a big inspiration for us both. Earlier this year, Jenn got a medicine doll commissioned by Paula — a magic wish fish to help her swim through a life-threatening bout of lupus.
It was a wonderful thing to get together and have decadent Autumn coffee drinks and talk about life and play with dolls.
This is a prototype for a doll I want to make for my Etsy shop. If you’re interested in one, let me know. They’ll retail for $75. I’ll be posting them as I make them, although it’s a slow process and you can commission one from this website. Each doll is hand-stitched with unique features, hair and personality. They feature button joints, flexible joints and bendable fingers. They are made from cotton fabric, poly fiberfill, You can choose coloring and collaborate on the creation, if you’d like.
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I want to order a doll similar to Jazzy JJ. The name for my doll will be ‘Jazzy J J & J’. I’m ordering it to celebrate my ‘coming out’ ! IE: Coming out of POVERTY and SELF DEGRADATION. I’m modest but proud and I deserve to treat myself now after 13 months of hard work ! After all, just look at all the talented and ceative friends I have…….I must be worthy ! ? ! RIGHT….?
PS…She’ll sit on the end table in my office so I can make sure she doesn’t get into trouble while I’m on the computer. Top AND low bid is $75.
Thank You…………..JoAnne M. Hasbrouck
That’s great Joanne! I know the doll for you will be really Jazzy! I’ll contact you through email about hair color and clothes for her. Thanks so much.
How fun is Jazzy JJ! She’s got loads of character and I love the purple hair! The amount of attention you give each detail of your dolls makes them come alive! Her face even reminds me of Paula. Good work!