About once a year, I like to make a Frida Kahlo doll, based on one of her self portraits. Usually, it's sometime around Dias. This year, after reading Hererra's biography and Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress, a book presenting her priceless collection of traditional Mexican dress, I feel I have a very close likeness. As I embroidered the face, I was thinking, "aye, Frida-linda." She will be a bed doll (a pro-pros, eh?), based on the pattern used in the 1920s. I haven't decided yet about her dress, but I expect it will be a huipil and a Tejuana-style skirt with lacy white ruffle in good cotton batiste (if I can find it). Or silk? Her skirts were often silk and silk velvet. Sumptuous!