Dolls made by Stephanie within the past five years.
Each doll is stitched by hand from the very body to the dolls wearing.
Stephanie does not follow an exact pattern. The dolls are rather made intuitively and as they come along yet based on a rough idea.
All dolls are one-of-a-kind.
"I find a certain peace of mind when stitching my dolls by hand, it can be almost meditating. I often keep the stitches visible reminding me of the handmade and craftmanship. I like the idea of perfection in the unperfect stitch just as it is favoured by certain Japanese mending methods. Of course there are stitches I truely try to get right, while others I like to be more raw and not that neatly made. I think that keeps an honesty. The materials I use are scraps and pieces from worn out clothings and vintage fabrics. Much of my embroidery yarn was given to me by my Grandmother many years ago. She was brilliant at embroidery. At that time I did not know what to do with the yarn she gave. I only sewed on my sewing machine. But I loved all the many colors of the yarn and kept it. I'm sure glad I did. Today it's a big part of making my little dolls and brooches".
Stephanies handstitched brooches and wall hangings where many are alike her dolls have not been archived - maybe one day.