Took some time out from organizing to get a few dolls ready to go to this year's county fair.
Polly is made almost completely from recycled goods, from the top of her head (hair made from old black thrift store sweater) to the bottom of her soles (repainted baby "saddle" shoes).
I don't know why I get so much joy out of making dolls out of old stuff, but I do. I must admit, however, that Polly's body fabric and the top of her dress are new fabric. I tried to get fabric that would match the "mottled" look of the gourd, and I think I came pretty close:
Tea-dyed muslin would have worked, too. But I was being lazy. I am almost out of gourds; time to contact Helen (the Sandlady) in Nebraska and have her send me some more. These have been just too much fun to stop making them now.