My favorite part about the holidays is the
c h i l d h o o d w o n d e r
which I believe is one of the most
valuable qualities to possess our
whole lives through and one which
artist Jess Brown understands perfectly.
I bet you are familiar with her artisan rag dolls
which have been making spirits bright for years now.
(She began making dolls for her children 14 years ago
using cashmere sweaters and antique remnants then
developed a line of signature handmade ragdolls
based on her original doll design.)
Oh the heart shaped mouths and the starry eyes!
I love the modern aesthetic!
What you may not know is Jess Brown now offers
EVERYONE the opportunity to create one of these
modern heirlooms in a lovely new book.
Chronicle Books, 2014
The Making of a Rag Doll: Design & Sew Modern Heirlooms
has a custom pattern and instructions to personalize
your own rag doll using natural materials and
vintage fabrics as Jess does.
Just think…we have more than a year to
create everlasting gifts of wonder for next Christmas!
This one melts my heart too.
holiday rag doll
Hope you are experiencing days of wonder
and finding opportunities for childlike awe.
Peace to you right where you are.