...still working away over in these parts!
I had planned on making these months ago. I think I did the original sketch backstage and sadly, it's taken me this long to finish them. It's a relief. Especially since they look like they did in my head :)
I'm just in love with their little hats. (Which are removable, as is Gloria's bow-tie). Their arms are attached using vintage cream-colored buttons. And of course their little shoes...
I've listed them as a set for now. I can't really imagine separating them, but that could change. You can find them here.
And also in the category of things I've been meaning to make for a while--these little fox dolls...
A few years ago, I bought a piece of beautiful hand-dyed felted wool (I think thats what it is, anyway). It's wonderfully soft. I had no idea what I was going to do with it until a few months ago and voila! Two little foxes--Burke and Alice.
Made using the felted wool, and vintage fabrics and buttons.
The obligatory footsies shot:
They're also being sold as a set for now, and you can find them here!
And here's a sneak-peek of what I'm working on now...
I guess I have a thing for wood lately. I mean, let's face it, I'm interested in pretty much any materials I can make something with. But I'm particularly thrilled with these. I'm not exactly sure what inspired them, but I think there's something about 1930s cartoons in these. Maybe its the noses, I don't know, but you can see the sketch is pretty much exactly these:
(I ran out of wood to make her legs, but I have some more and plan on getting to them today. I just realized it must be kind of strange-looking :)
I've been thinking a lot about houses. Sort of both the physical shape, and also the concept of 'living in something.' So I used a bunch of scrap wood I found underneath our house and made some...
This is just the beginning phase. I have more plans for these--including the backgrounds of them.
I love the little swing... :)
I'm loving using power tools, too. Makes me feel tough.
And that's all for now! I have rye bread dough rising, and vegetable stew to make (as well as some legs for a certain leg-less doll). It's getting cooooooold here, too...winter is here to stay, it seems. I love it :) This is such a wonderful time of year. Can't wait to show you the bread! It sure is pretty when it comes out of the oven...