Meet “Platinum Patty”
my birthday doll
Last year I learned about a fiber artist who celebrates her birthday by making a doll. I decided I would do the same and made a doll from the gift wraps that were used on presents my sister sent me. I called her “Sallie Fran”.
This year was a landmark birthday so Ed (my husband) and I decided to celebrate by spending a week by the sea. We traveled to Oceanside where we had rented a condo at North Coast Village. I brought along a little bag of stuff that could be used to make a doll. On my birthday I birthed “Platinum Patty” at the dining table. I had hoped to incorporate beach items in the doll, but the beach at Oceanside is quite clean and the beach-combing rather scant.
Her arms and legs are wrapped fabric rolls. Her hair is a scrubbie – to represent my every greying hair. And the yarns chosen to adorn her were from the lovely packages friends had prepared for me. The little book contains a special affirmation I had written to help give focus to my future. The cover of the book is from paper gift wrap given to me on my birthday.