This is Fahlula. She has been named by Cuckoo who has kindly been helping out as my unofficial mentor with this whole doll making business.
She has suggested that as all my dolls have turned out disturbingly creepy to date, that I make that my thing, or USP. So thanks Cuckoo. And I am now naming her Fahlula after you in a weird Rumpelstiltskinish way.
(BTW has anyone been watching Once Upon A Time? I love it, and am hooked- crochet pun!)
|gratuitous tree photo|
So Fahlula is going to be an ugly doll. A really ugly doll!!
But she is still in the waiting to be sewn together stages, because I have dollmakers block.
And in my heart I still have a faint belief that she will not turn out to look like a hunchbacked zombie whose mother really really hated her.
But, I. Will.Finish.Her.
In other making news, I have been playing around with some of the many many old atlases I have bought due to my obsession with old maps and making stuff out of them.
My dad used to work at a publishing firm that made atlases, and I spent school holidays going to work with him, and being allowed to use the developing and photography equipment there. Remembering it was the eighties, I used to do such arty things as cut pictures of the gang from the Outsiders, insert a picture of myself in the middle, and then take a photo of that, and develop it. They looked ridiculous!!!
Really really ridiculous! But at the time I may have thought that I was at the cutting edge of post modern Art!
(I may have also done the same with pictures of Duran Duran in an attempt to make it look like I was "one of the band")
Wow, that was a big diversion from what I started to say which was that I made this deer, and I love it.
I am quite fond of deer, but will not go into that whole backstory or no one will be left reading this.
Not because it's weird or depraved, more because it's just boring!
Look! More Deer!
Like the tea towel I used as a backdrop? It was in perfect condition and is a vintage Australian Rodeo tea towel.
|I have no idea what bull dogging is!!|
In more holiday news I have been doing lots of this...
It has been very very hot around these parts. Ridiculously so.
|this is my brother, I almost captured the action shot- but not quite!|
So finally on to theYarn Along with Ginny at Small Things. I am reading the latest Sue Grafton book in her alphabet series. I love it, it's such an easy and enjoyable read, these books are like picking up old friends to me.
And making, obviously the lovely Fahlula....
And lastly, I was lucky enough to win these amazing cards from Becky at Strumpets Crumpets
I love Becky's blog, and she makes some amazingly adorable stuff, including these cards.
Thanks Heaps for these Becky, they combine two of my favourite loves, Christmas and scrabble!!
So I will leave you my favourite card, and the hopes that your day and week is also.....