Oh my goodness, how can I have forgotten to mention that the original Tottie Tomato doll that I made oh so many years ago had to retire because she wore out?
She’s living happily with friends in comfort and ease in my studio-
When it became clear that she was in tough shape, I set to work carving a new incarnation of Tottie Tomato. (See my About page for the story of how Tottie Tomato originated).
Original Tottie supervised my carving of New Tottie.
And the painting, and the finishing, and the jointing, then the crochet and tatting of Little Tottie’s new dress.
The smaller incarnation of Tottie Tomato is fine and fiesty and
Retired Tottie approves completely.
Tottie still goes off to the Story door-
and enjoys picnics there with friends –
She watches carefully while I create more friends for her….
and loves getting to know them…
Tottie Tomato is pleased that I have finally- FINALLY- given her a PROPER introduction and she sends you her hugs and love ❤