A few weeks ago I came up idea of making a voodoo doll as a good 'ol fashioned tool of catharsis (we all need an outlet now and again, right?) I remembered the adorable 'Dammit Dolls' (dammitdolls.com) I first saw during a visit to Hex in Salem, Mass., which had the perfect combination of plushness and durability. After finding a variety of voodoo doll patterns & ideas online, I got to work.
Oddly enough, after making a couple of these, I found myself wanting to hug them instead of beat them. Even though I tried to make them extra ugly, I just knew these wouldn't be seeing any angry pin-pricking sessions. Hence, I've decided to call these my 'blue voodoo' dolls. Why blue? The color blue is believed to exude soothing, healing energy. Even though these have very little blue in them, they still carry a healthy, positive vibe. I'd like to believe so, anyway! :-)