I've still got a bunch of cookie posts to put up here.  And other food posts.  I know.

But I just haven't felt like typing.  Or discussing cookies.  I'm a little, well, over the cookies for the time being.  And of course, we still have containers of them piled in the dining room.  Not as many, of course.  But a lot.  And some of those are cookies other people gave us, and those, actually, I don't mind.  I like getting cookies from other bakers – I like to try their versions of things.  Somehow they taste better than the ones I've been living and breathing for weeks.

So that's my excuse for not posting a lot so far since last week. 

Also, I find that when I need a break from one creative endeavor, I ricochet toward something completely OTHER.  And a few days or nights ago, I got an idea.  And so I hauled out huge RubberMaid totes and dug through them…and went to the store and picked up a few things…and went online to get a few technical tips…and here's the result:


No, she doesn't have a face.  I haven't decided if I'm going to leave her like that (probably) or sketch out several dozen eyes and noses and mouths to see if I can come up with the ones that are hers.  And she's not necessarily finished, either.  But she's kind of done.  And she's a test run.  Just to see if I could do it. 

Oh, and her dress?  It's the bottom of a leg from an old pair of Alex's jeans.  I'd made shorts out of them, but for some reason, I kept the rest of the leg fabric.  I guess this was the reason.

I've cut out and stitched the body for another one, too. 

Alex was watching me do that yesterday, and he asked if I'd make a boy doll, and I said sure, at some point.  And he asked if, instead, I could make him a stuffed animal.  And I said I probably could.  What did he want?

A triceratops.

Of course.

I suggested we begin with something easier.

We've compromised on a spider.  And Julia wants a pink (surprise, surprise) teddy bear.

So at some point, I'll move into the animal kingdom.  But right now, I'm playing with dolls.

I'll be back later.  I've got a body to stuff.

7 thoughts on “Distractions

  1. very creative. oh by the way, i have been stuffing my face this afternoon on the cookies from you…they are so tasty!! thanks again!

  2. Sarah, I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! Did they arrive pretty much intact? No one’s ever told me all they got was a box of crumbs, so I’ve been assuming things have shipped okay.

  3. Beth, Margaret – yeah, I agree. No face. I like the Amish dolls – and I also like Willow Tree figures and angels for the same reason. No faces. But still, there’s a personality nonetheless.

  4. De-lurking to say I really enjoy your blog! The kids are so cute, the cats are devious (as all cats should be), and your recipes & crafts are always so wonderful-looking. I, also, vote for no face on the doll. 🙂

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