WHEW! I did it! Finished my brother Scott's "Daddy Doll" on Christmas eve...by the skin of my teeth!! But I was very happy with the finished doll....When i picked it up...it was soft and cuddly and the picture I used of my dad from his childhood really came to Life!. This doll is a symbol of the Love my dad gave to all of his children. He worked so hard, and yet he "played" with us and all of the neighborhood kids loved...JOE! He was always funny...even in church...when the collection basket came around, and he had to give each of us four kids a quarter...he'd give us funny things to make us laugh in church...a nail clipper, a nickle that squirted water...One time he found a tiny inch worm dancing on this ladies perfectly coiffed Behive hairdo in the pew in front of us..They are some of my best memories!!! haha!
His clothes are made from Velvet fabric that came from Elizabeth Taylor's seamstress' "stash". (my dad loved that actress), given to my by my friend Tery. I had to cut around the Gold embroidered name...but the velvet is exquisite..feels so soft! and his boots are made from thin leather with tiny buckles and clay soles. His little scarf is made out of Fabric that says...When this you see, Remember Me!"
He has a beautiful vintage metal heart bead hanging from his shirt...because he was "ALL About Love and Compassion" ....Always!