It has been a while since I took the time to post here.
The last few months have been unbelievably busy and productive. I found an assistant, lost an assistant (to a long trip to Australia!) and now I'm searching again.
Having an assistant was wonderful and now I really dread the thought of having to do everything myself again.
The studio is a jolly mess again. Undressed dolls stare at me in dismay; Piles of fabric to fold, ribbons to roll back and tuck away, patterns lurking in the shadows of the heaps of 'stuff' on my cutting table.
Meanwhile, the weather has changed and harsh, cold winds are blowing. I sit here, wrapped in an old cashmere shawl, stitching dolls, knitting wigs, embroidering shoes, doll faces, embelishments, while the radio plays softly and my dog lightly snores.