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:
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?
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.