Making a companion

Making one doll is one thing, but making another... that's a whole new challenge. I was eager to see what would happen with a new batch of wool. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to create a more pronounced nose.

Very quickly a character appears. I have no real control over it.

At this point I am still convinced I am creating a girl. Albeit an older one...

She's not a very pretty one. She reminds me of a friend of the family, so I start calling her Ruth.

She's waiting for me to finish her hand.

But then something shifts. It happens when I am working on the hair. This rather ugly girl turns out to be a boy.

 I think they look rather beautiful together.