Akkulaitut is inuit meaning close to one another. This mother from the far north of Canada holds her small stone child in the hood of her amauti ( the traditional baby carrying parka of the inuit)
She is crocheted with handspun cashmere and alpaca with a lovely flat sea stone for a face and base. The baby is a naked sea stone with some special facial features. The doll is stuffed with very soft unspun merino wool. She wishes she could be close to each and every one of you.
Don't forget to enter the quatchi giveaway found at the post. My children and I are really enjoying reading your favorite Canadian people, places, books, food or music. Keanu Reeves seems to be quite a hit but we are quite surprised no one has mentioned poutine yet or the favorite fast food of the Vancouver Olympics, the japadog. We kept hearing about people waiting in line for hours to taste one of those.