Monday, July 14, 2008

Body of Work

There is a serious epidemic of The Lazies here at Casa de Goodness. Seriously, I have been on the couch so much that it's starting to lean on one end. Sigh . . . I need to break the cycle! I'm trying to be more "up" today and have plans to do all the laundry and clean the kitchen at the very least. A big migraine over the weekend kept me from my chores as well.

I did manage to start on my doll pattern:

This is my first body prototype. Eh . . . I don't love it but it has some good qualities. I like the arms but does the head seem to small? And what about her legs? I do like that she's a bit wonky, it adds character I suppose. I will make her into a doll and see how it goes. She is big, I thought it would be easier to shrink the pattern later. Suggestions are welcome!!

I'd also like to get on to making some animals. My Mom handed me this when I visited last week:

She thrifted what she thought was a huge bag of buttons but they turned out to be eyes! And a few noses. :) These are just the loose ones, I have loads still in the packages, too. I think they are older, the prices are like 15 cents. I love those big pink ones! Oh whatever shall I use them on . . .

Speaking of thrifting, I don't have much to share. Mostly I've found fabric and pillow cases to use for fabric:

I love how these all go together so well. I've also found some utilitarian things like a lovely terry duvet, a new bathroom rug and a bed skirt. Not very exciting to blog about, however.

Well my dear friends, please send me some energy vibes to fight off The Lazies. I'll be back later this week to share some swap goodness and perhaps have a giveaway . . .



Thimbleanna said...

That little dolly looks pretty cute. Good luck finding some energy -- I'm feeling a bit of the summer lazies myself!

Wendy said...

I like your doll so far, I think if they have bigger heads, it makes them look younger?
Sending some dolly energy your way!

Leigh Ann said...

I love those eyes..... way cool!

hunnybunny said...

I <3 your doll, seriously, I can just imagine her when she's all done up. She'll be a character that one. Those eyes are nifty, and I mean pink come on how cute?

Robyn said...

Very cool! Just checking in girly! How have you been?! I just sent out my swap package...I just adore these swaps! WOOhooo! It was so fun to shop! And craft! Come by and say hello one day!

Robyn said...

Thanks for stopping by! It was great to see you there! I have missed you! Thanks for the lovely comment too! Make sure that you post pics of the finished project. And please let me know when you do the next swap! I really want to post the pic of what I sent my partner but she lives in Alaska and I don't want to ruin her surprise! But I can tell you this...I found a pink lemonade candle in a drinking glass! With ice cubes made out of pink candle gel and wax! It is so cool!

Hope to see you more!

Jenn Maruska said...

I'm sending you Mega Motivational Mojo! : )

I can't wait to see how your dolly turns out - from the photo it looks like her hands are very rounded - I like that!

Elise said...

Looks like you have the makings of a cute doll. I, myself, want to make a pumpkin-headed doll, but am not sure to go about the pumpkin part. LOVE your linens from the thrift shop. I recall emailing back and forth with you some last summer/fall. I finally started a blog-come visit!!


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