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

Gal Pals: The Rag Dolls made for Comfort and Love The Gal Pal Rag Doll Spokesperson (BluGirl Speaks) My name is Blugirl and I speak for a tribe of rag dolls handmade in Ottawa. Wanda Bowring is the doll maker but I was me long before she laid hands to paper, cloth and scissors shaping the “me” you see today. And yet, I must give her some credit—for she listens you see—and allows that which is life (Gal Pals like me) to come through her; although I am not of […]