Friday, November 4, 2011
"Happy Homemaker" Spirit Doll
The retro cotton print used to construct this doll's body seemed to go well with my idea for a Homemaker Spirit Doll. The delicate glass teapot and teacup charms on her cotton eyelet apron were graciously sent to me by Linda of Stray Stitches when I admired them on her blog. Then I received a box of thrifted goodies from another generous blogger (the "Queen of Thrifting") Artfully Ooglebloops that included the metal stork scissors charm and the sterling silver disc charm over her heart. She has the usual polyester fiberfill stuffing and polished river rocks in her base for standing. Her beads are Czech glass seed beads of various sizes with rectangular beadlettes for her eyes. I chose a true stump doll pattern with no arms, but in the end I wanted her to have arms, so I needle-felted them of wool roving. Her Swarovski crystal is in the palm of her hand, and she has homegrown dried sage inside with her stuffing, both believed to impart positive, protective energy. This is another doll that dates me with memories of cotton pinafores, eyelet aprons, and a nostalgic print. Someone said it looks like a tablecloth they remember from days gone by. Life seems to have left me with less blogging time these days, but I'll be around and looking forward to catching up when I can. Happy fall to everyone!