I am a member of the facebook group “Purely Primitive Dolls,” with Barb Moore, author of the book “Purely Primitive Dolls.” She put on a challenge to follow her book, step-by-step and make an extreme primitive doll. The only rules were to follow her instructions step-by-step, no skipping or cutting corners, and to document each step as we went along. I accepted the challenge, and it really was a challenge. Barb said to really put your emotions into it, so I decided to make a doll that represented me and all the pain I have been through. I lost my mom to ALS two-and-a-half years ago, and now I have lost my two oldest daughters to my ex-husband who lives thousands of miles away.
Overall, I learned a lot, but will definitely make some changes for my next doll.
When I look at the finished doll, she truly does represent what I look like inside.
Here are my documentations of my experience making the doll: