My Volker Doll

When my little grandson showed so much interest in the pictures of his grandfather, Trina asked if I would make a grampa doll for him.

Back in September 1980 I took a pattern from Woman’s Day magazine to make dolls for my kids. I made Jeremy for Simon and David for Trina.

looking a little worse for its 30 years.
An original doll (Trina’s David) looking a little worse for its 30 years.

Initially I thought, with that pattern, I could use a photo transfer of Volker’s face to make a grampa doll. That did not work well. Then, inspired by Alicia’s dolls (The Blind Stitch) it occurred to me how I might make a doll that would, with some imagination, look like Volker. Here are some pictures of my work in progress.

Next week I will post pictures of giving little Volker this doll for his first birthday.

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