thanks for all the frida love! i meant to say that i want them to be fabrically sumptuous. layers and layers and layers of cotton, linen and wool. when held in your hands, the layers yield yet have substance. for a fabric junkie such as myself this is nothing short of pure bliss!
after our long dry summer, the rain came and it didn't stop, causing flooding and general mayhem. one of these days when it was impossible to step outside i sat at the table with a lamp, put on a huckleberry finn audio book and got out the beads. i made a dozen little necklace and earring sets for my linen friends. i have stashed beads for decades so was fun digging deep and bringing treasures to the surface. much like tom and huck and their treasure! it felt like i was in a cave it was so dark. i love the language used in that book (and tom sawyer). its a great story and the turn of speech fascinating. i'm afeared that our language is slipping away, homoginsing. i don't think, evolving. dipping into something like the wind in the willows - i am staggered by the luxurious amount of words used to describe a simple act. there is an interesting article here on how the story came to be. never knew that!
yesterday i made a few pairs of bloomers and started another cardy for the girls this time listening to pollyanna grows up but it wasn't mark twain thats for sure and pollyanna's constant good cheer began to get on my wick! the thing that stuck out for me was her newspaper delivery friend, jerry, referred to a automobile as a buzz box.
and keren - you asked about how i do the hair. on the doll in the photo you were looking at, i stretch, snip and stitch a piece of black woolen felt over her head then add yarn plaits. this is quick but usually i embroider straight onto the head and then add yarn plaits, which i much prefer.