Last August, I posted a brief introduction to my first homage to Hitty dolls. LINK
I have been carving and making wooden dolls since I was a very young girl, and it’s one of my passions, but hadn’t carved any homages to Hitty until I was utterly enchanted by the Quimper Hitty blog: LINK
The Quimper Hitty blog should come with a warning that it is utterly and completely addictive!
Such enchantment! Oh my!~!~
Thanks to the magical heart who creates the Quimper Hitties, I fell under their spell….
I really did mean to show how I carved my first Hitty, whose name is Tennie:
But, I got totally swept away by a combination of downsizing, moving and downsizing (after 21 years in a large house and barn and huge garage etc, downsizing to a wee house is intense!) and by the writing of my new book.
Well, this year has galloped past, and the book and photos and diagrams are now in the capable hands of the best editor ever, and I am able to take up all manner of things that I love…. like carving wooden dolls….
Here are a couple of pics that I snapped while I was carving ‘Tennie Hitty’:
Here she is after I varnished her:
Of course, as soon as she was finished, she began to campaign for more companions….
She was sure that she heard a little wooden dolly voice calling out somewhere in the studio….
Actually…. so did I…..
4 responses to “Carving Wooden Dolls- My first homage to Hitty”
Oh, how lovely! This is only the 2nd Hitty I’ve seen, and I understand how it is they become addictive. Tennie is a charmer!
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Thank you! Hittys are indeed addictive! 🙂 I will be blogging more about my adventures in carving HItty style and other wee wooden dollies…. 🙂
*Blush* thanks for the vote of confidence – I love your blog too! I think Tennie is wonderful, I knew you’d make a beautiful, beloved Hitty doll!
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Ah, Kjerstin, you bring soooooooooo much joy into people’s lives. You are a gift and an inspiration and I am incredibly grateful to you. Bless your heart! And, thank you!
Now that my book is done (well, I will have more proof reading to do later- but until then…) I am delighting in playing with my carving tools again, so will be sharing more about how the chips and shavings and sawdust are flying around here 🙂