Willow is the name she picked. For a while I thought she was going to leave for her forever home without a name, but on the day she was to leave she finally told me.
It’s a fitting name for her for several reasons...her love of the outdoors; and her long, slender, yet strong limbs. She reaches for the sky, just as the tree will stretch towards the warmth of the sun, and still remain grounded with roots deep in the ground.
Good luck pulling her inside, because she is a free-spirited child with ideas of her own. She can often be found climbing to the top of the tallest object nearby, rolling around in the soft grass and smelling the flowers, or playing hide and seek.
She believes that she can be invisible, especially when in the nude! If she does decide to wear clothes, they must be bright and have flowers, of course!
She did give me a bit of trouble, but I’m going to chalk that up to her strong will and desire to have more of my attention. My summer was a bit of a whirlwind, and she gave me quite a challenge in the middle of it. We persevered through and came out stronger with a fresh perspective :)
I am always so excited to see who emerges from the bits of wool I start with. When it is time to add the fabric and the face, that’s when the magic happens. Suddenly this doll has a personality and a story.
Willow is now happily watching the sunsets from her new home with her new family that loves her. I’m am grateful for the gift of another creation from my hands; this work that feeds my soul.
Thank you for reading!
Lots of love,
Posted on September 2nd, 2017