... actually, in the beginning there was a child who asked, all anticipation, "Mamma, can we make a doll?” with a child’s enthusiasm and belief in endless possibilities.
Mamma was hesitant, because there was no suitable fabric at hand, let alone the time or the know-how, to make a doll. “But we could still try, couldn't we?” the child said.
Mamma didn't argue with this, because she strongly approves of this attitude.
So mamma and child started by making the fabric. The doll had begun, and here’s where the red onion skins enter the story. We used them to dye our white cotton fabric scraps.
The doll-making story is still in progress. We've dyed fabric. We cut and sewed little limbs and a body, loosely following a very basic photo tutorial on how to make a fabric doll. We painted a face, and a doll started emerging. This mamma could hardly believe it – all this had grown out of onion skins and a few scraps of cloth!
And, above all, the boundless enthusiasm of her child, who believed in the power of making.