A doll might start with a random whim, or theme; “Let’s make a doll, quickly!” First there’s a quick sketch to rough out ideas, then I move onto selecting patterns. These patterns have to be considered in tandem with the design of the doll, considering the shape of its body, length and style of its arms and legs, and the shape of the face, or whether it will be wire or – as I call them – floppy. I tend to use a good quality calico material for my dolls. Once the doll’s shape is completed and the doll is stuffed to conform with European standards, then they’re ready to be dressed. Commissioned dolls are usually dressed and named swiftly, but when not making a doll for commission, they often sit while I consider what to name them. After they’re named the doll is ready to be photographed, displayed, and sold.