Sewing

Distractions

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:

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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