Another post from my lost blog is "Irish Chain Girl" Spirit Doll, who I decided to re-post for St. Patrick's Day. She started with a 15" Irish Chain quilt block (see photo below) folded right sides together before tracing the pattern and cutting her out. Assembly and stuffing went quickly before starting to embellish. Her face is embroidered of many tiny stitches and surrounded by glass seed beads. Her hair and body adornments are bugle and seed beads, and the cabochon attached in the center is an interesting stone I picked up on the coast of the Irish Sea in County Wicklow, Ireland. I hand-sculpted, baked, painted and varnished her hanging shamrock. Her green "positive-energy" Swarovski crystal hangs just above the shamrock. She also has sage embedded in her stuffing for additional positive energy. She is one of my smaller dolls at 7 1/2" but like them all, she is weighted for standing by a pouch of polished river rocks inside her base.