Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Happy New Year!
What better way to start the year than with a winter themed Dotee doll?
This is another doll that was intended for a swap on Swap-Bot, I have since dropped out of all swaps there - it did not go as well as I would have liked. At least I have a few dolls because of it!
I can't help but smile when I look at her and she feels great in my hand!
This one is about 6 inches tall not counting the hanger at the top or the dangle at the bottom.
I started out with some wonderful deep purple fabric with snowflakes and swirls.
I made up some more of those fun snowflakes found in Nancy Eha's "Bead Creative Art Quilts".
I reinforced the outer edge with a picot stitch and added Swarovski crystals to the hanger and the dangle. And in no time I had a doll!
I'm working on at least one more of these - the next one will be in honor of Valentine's Day, she is very colorful and fancies herself quite the princess.
Happy 2008 to everyone - I wish you and your loved ones good health, happy times and abundant prosperity.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman