Available at the Brisbane Finders Keepers 22nd - 24th June 2018
Melody Mouse Handmade Doll
A one of a kind bespoke art doll by Dolly Henry
Melody Mouse is a one of Hazel's dearest friends. She's the kind of friend who is always there with a cup of tea in hand and a slice of delicious apple pie (the recipe is from her great-great-grandmouse) when everything has gone a little pear-shaped. She is descended from a long line of happy field mice, however Melody is a town-mouse herself. She owns a little interior decor store and spends her days assisting her customers with designing the perfect cosy space.
Each doll in the Dolly Henry collection has a story of her own. They are woven together, of cloth and thread. A little character formed of fabric and stitches in time.
Using natural materials, designer Megan Price creates each doll by hand in her studio, sometimes with the help of the Dolly Henry pixies. Megan gathers inspiration from many different places, whether it’s through a story she’s read in the newspaper or an overheard conversation in the street. The personality of each doll evolves as they are made, each one is as individual as you and I, something that makes them very special. Though it might only be wishful whimsy, something magical happens when you bring a Dolly Henry doll into your life.
For some this has been the releasing of fond memories and a new sense of creativity. Megan believes it is something far less mysterious, yet something just as precious. Dolls often take us back to childhood, to days spent in happiness and freedom. To time shared with loved ones and the stories we were told. To a place where the imagination was open and anything was possible. Releasing the child within and going back to a point in time in which we were carefree, unrestrained and full of discovery helps us to realise that perhaps we were at our most authentic at that point in time and knew exactly who we were and what we wanted. And when we know who we are, and are brave enough to be that person, that is when the real magic happens.
Melody is 17in / 44cm tall approx.