Our latest doll-making book, Fanciful Cloth Dolls, is more than a book filled to the brim with inspiration — which it is! It is also a step-by-step visual guide that takes you from the tip of the nose to curly toes!
We asked the author, Terese Cato, a popular and sought-after dollmaking teacher to share a few words about her new book with you!
“I started working on designs for the book before my last book, Make Cloth Dolls was printed. I had so many ideas in my head and many of them were pushing to get out. I get an idea and then work out all the details in my head. When I can see the finished project clearly in my mind I start sewing.”
“The Tooth Fairy was stuck in my head for almost 2 years before I made her. She was the first doll I made and she sat on a shelf overseeing the rest of the characters as they came to life.”
“I completed all the designs first and then sat down to write the book. As it turned out, the book was just too large and 4 chapters were cut. The most difficult part of writing this book was deciding which projects to cut.”
“The Tooth Fairy just kept smiling as she sat on the shelf looking down at my worktable. She knew how much I liked her and her place in this book was safe – especially since she was to be my cover model!”
The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of Fanciful Cloth Dolls, leave a comment here telling us if you are a doll maker of any kind! Deadline to enter is 01/28/13. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win this book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version!
1/29/13 UPDATE: Jean G is our winner – Congratulations!