Sacred Craft

September 24, 2018
Handmade rag doll

Ottawa Doll Maker

For years I wanted to make rag dolls, out of cotton or linen. Year in, year out, I thought sewing a rag doll to life but felt afraid. What did I know of doll making? Nothing; and why did I want to make dolls? I didn’t know. Finally I couldn’t be disobedient to myself another minute and began to sketch, cut and sew. You know it’s kind of funny because that’s how it was with my daughter too. I felt her around me, at different times, for years, waiting to […]
September 24, 2018

Ottawa Handmade Rag Dolls

The Rag Doll Spokesperson (BluGirl Speaks) I’m Blugirl and I speak for the Gal Pal tribe of rag dolls handmade in Ottawa. Wanda’s the doll maker but I was me long before she laid hands to paper, cloth and scissors. And yet, I must give her some credit—for she listens you see—and allows that which is life (like me) to come through although I am not of her. BluGirl xo   The Rag Doll Anatomy Gal Pals are made of recycled textiles like cotton, silk, linen, wool and antique lace. […]