I’ve had this picture of a lumberjack doll with toile tattoos pinned on my Pinterest page for a few years now.
Thought I’d try to make one in my spare time…..(Like I have any).
I didn’t really know anything about him.
Google instantly led me to the crazy talented Mimi Kirchner,
….and the fanciful soft-sculptures that she creates.
After what she calls a “20 year distraction in ceramics”, Mimi finally followed her true calling and started creating people and animals from scraps of gently used old fabrics. She calls this “rescuing”. Working out of her house in a Boston suburb, Mimi’s Etsy shop has been steadily buzzing since 2006.
Although her imagination has led her to craft everything from fish, to swaddled babies, and even robots; it’s her lumberjacks, soldiers, and tattooed strong men that I like the best.
See for yourselves,
Too much masculine doll-energy for ya?
Don’t worry, There are plenty of tattooed ladies too.
Check out more of Mimi’s extensive work, inspiration, and maybe even a few vacation photos on her blog .