Haven't posted in a while, but see what I got in the mail from Suzi!
A handmade note card and some tiny wishbones
that I can use for my Eccentric creatures!
(I started this post a couple of weeks ago,
and have just added stuff when I thought about it.)
I'm doing the finishing touches on several little Halloween figures.
Frank is done.
Marigold is finished except for a stand.
She lost her pointy hat and gained a bonnet.
I've played with her off and on for more than a month.
I used the bottle of "Wishes" from Suzi,
and one little wishbone on her charm strings.
Marigold is a hedge witch and herbalist.
Some days I thought about trashing her
because the armature I made was all wrong.
Periodically, I would try to redeem her because I liked her face.
Now, I like her fine, partly because she is a lesson
on so many things not to do!
More recently in the mail:
A Sweet Monster Clown
from Sandy Mastrioni!
Sandy included a wonderful little bookmark as lagniappe!
The first pic I took has the little monster on one of my quilts,
and you can see she just got lost in all the pattern,
but isn't she wonderful?
She just makes me happy.
I haven't made any sock dolls in a couple of years,
and now I'm inspired to make another,
but it is Sandy's faces that make her dolls unique.
The Goblin and the Troll dolls
have been essentially finished for over a week,
but it is the details that end up confounding me.
I'm not sure what else they need,
but they are patiently waiting.
While waiting to decide what else Goblin & Troll might need,
playing with odd bits and cleaning work areas keeps me busy.
Heads for the cloth bodies (below) are drying;
a staff and black and white cat for some future Eccentric;
one of the tiny wands I'm working on;
some sticks I wove together because I was at a loss
of what to do next.
More odd bits of clay and cloth
are scattered on my various work surfaces
(which include the floor, the ironing board, and the cutting table).
I made a list in my work book of things I want to make
and have been systematically going down the list
for the last week.
Sometimes making accessories for creatures
yet to be imagined is more fun
than working on specific dolls.
A few items still on the list:
tiny bags or pouches,
another twig chair,
flat, scrappy dolls,
Before I continue down the list, however,
I must finished the items I've already begun:
the wands and wizard staffs,
the cloth and clay figures in progress,
the clay circles and runes, etc.
Happy Labor Day!
I plan on laboring!