Sometimes I make a doll from someone else's pattern. I see the finished doll as a collaborative effort. It's like a musician doing a cover of someone else's song. eleanor peace bailey is a doll maker that I admire. She is a creative free spirit. This is doll purse is based on one of her patterns.
Fleeta and Zula are named after Elaine Fuller's maiden aunts. Elaine suggested the names while I was embroidering the faces. We were on a long train ride at the time. Zula is a bit happier than Fleeta because her bee hive is higher than Zula's bun.