In July I posted the following about my first Spirit doll. I made this one for a friend who had lost her dog.
I am planning on one for myself -- it is for Bailey (photo to the left) the chocolate Lab we lost a month ago. I couldn't do it at first -- but now I want a special remembrance of her that I can look at and touch besides the memories always in my heart -- so, it will be created with material from the last scarf she had around her neck, the inside will contain a small pouch with some of her lovely fur in -- and the other symbols will come as I work on it. One thing will be the tag from her collar -- anyway, below is the photo and description of my first Spirit Doll.
My First Spirit Doll
A dear friend just lost her wonderful dog of 14 years. Patti and her dog, Emma Rose - a bloodhound, were part of the Illinois/Wisconsin Search and Rescue team.I wanted to give Patti something to help ease her pain and still remember Emma Rose. I had been reading different beading books and had just received Robin Atkins lovely little Spirit Dolls book. It seemed the perfect thing to give my friend. The green and yellow side convey my wish that Emma Rose will find only green grass and sunshine to romp in at her pleasure. The bead heart on this side -- to heal Patti's heart from her loss. The rainbow material on the other side, along with the multi-colored beads are a rainbow for Emma Rose. The charms are specially chosen" An angel to be with Patti and Emma, A bone -- for no dog should be without a bone, a rose so that the scents Emma Rose follows now are all Heavenly.
The heart charm on the rainbow side is for the friendship Patti and I have shared for over 60 years.
Patti with Emma Rose (left) and Josie Wales (right).