Look at this beautiful little lovey which my friend designed and created for her four year old daughter! It is made of soft cotton flannel decorated with little stars. I love the way my friend used different colors of embroidery thread in different areas. I adore the sparkling eyes and sweet expression. I also like the size. It is just the right size for a small hand to grip around the waist.
I once visited a doll museum full of very elaborate and valuable dolls from different times in history and different countries, in Shelburne, Vermont. The dolls and automata were all creepy, with their frozen faces and staring eyes. There was only one doll I liked. It was the simple cloth one which had been created by a mother for her daughter. It was beautiful. Love adds something indescribable to handmade things, something you can see and feel.