I made this small lady for another small lady who recently turned five.
I found the girl-sized corduroy elephant purse at Black Wagon, a sweet children's shop in N. Portland (especially nice for baby & toddler gifts.) The purse started it all - once I had that in hand, I wanted to make a doll...and then once I made the doll, I wanted to make a doll-sized matching elephant purse. I used some scrap felt and a bit of yarn for the strap, and voila! Tiny purse.
Making dolls only occasionally & for gifts is so much fun, but sometimes I do wish I could find a way to design and/or create a line of stuffed things for purchase. The problem is, that would be a full-time endeavor. Finding a way to do it that fits with my art & book projects is a pickle & a mystery I haven't cracked so far...I hope one day I will.
I spend most of my time hoping there's time enough for all the things I'd like to do/bees in my bonnet!
I know it's not just me, it's probably the commonest of wishes.