since I was a small child,
I have always been inspired by the beautiful illustrations in children's books.
This time of year with so much else to think about I find my head is continually filling up with ideas and dreams of the dolls I will make next year.
They whisper to me, they slip into my head when I am trying to organise dinner or pay a bill or read a magazine
Hairstyles, little dresses, the tilt of a head,
dolly beds, dolly chairs, sweet little bedrooms,
quilts and rugs, books and toys,
but most of all and always those innocent little faces, sometimes sweet, sometimes crabby,
sometimes wide eyed with wonder and sometimes sleepy and snoozy.
I can't wait for the New Year.
all pictures are from here