Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Joseph Had A Little Overcoat...Again

Posted by Paulette

Joseph is all finished up. 

Joseph had a little overcoat, then he made a jacket out of it. 
Joseph had a little jacket, the he made a vest out of it.
Joseph has a little vest, then he made a scarf out of it.
Joseph had a little scarf, then he made a tie out of it.
Joseph had a little tie, then he made a handkerchief out of it.
Joseph had a little handkerchief, then he made a button out of it.
Joseph had a little button. He lost the button, and so he made a song from it.

This is a very shortened version of a traditional Yiddish tale about thrift. A virtue which I think is lacking in our society today, but one that is quickly returning.

This doll is a special order. Which is something I do. I enjoy the challenge of making a 3-D version of an illustration or character from a book or story. It just so happens that this is one of my favorite stories.


  1. Joseph is amazing! And your detail is out of this world!!! He reminds me of Motel's husband in "Fiddler on the Roof". So cute!

  2. Yeah. I can see that. Maybe it's the glasses? I tried to keep him as close to the illustration in the book as possible.