People are amazing. That's a constant refrain of Extreme Craft--my constant wonder at the amazing things that people make when given the time, fabric, thread and gumption to turn out a masterpiece. Yesterday, Claire and I were trawling through garage sales in the Victorian village of Ferndale, looking for baby stuff. At one of the last sales we hit, we found this amazing handmade Mr. T doll.
The woman who made the doll had actually made three of them back in the day. They've been sitting in boxes for around twenty years, waiting for the right people to come and "adopt" them. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this doll is--all of the seams are triple-stitched, the eyes have this kind Buddha-esque look in them. The bling is beautifully rendered out of chains and elastic gold thread. Magnifique!
We plan on leaving this in our nursery to perplex our forthcoming baby. May she wonder about the other babies out there with beards and jewelry.
Best. Garage. Sale. Score. Ever.