Saturday, July 15, 2006

For the past couple of days I've been working on a doll for Pookie. Originally it was supposed to be a baby doll, but I went nuts adding hair and so as my husband says "she's too hairy to be a baby anymore--so now we have just a doll. Here is one side of her (a very blurry picture because I had to take it in a dimly lit room while Pookie was sleeping, I'll post clear pictures of both sides later):

If you flip over her hair she has a sleepy face on the other side. This is her red day outfit (not yet finished. She will also have a pink night gown for bed time. Pookie loves playing with and pulling her hair (such a relief, it means she isn't pulling out mine which she has recently been doing by the handful.)

Now I have a huge ball of brown yarn leftover though so I'm thinking up ideas for what to do with that. I'm thinking maybe a crochet teddy for Pookie...something I can work on during the long car ride east as we move.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

More pictures of bunny as promised.
Bunny was created after some white cotton I was ironing was ruined by some black smudge on the iron. Rather than toss the ruined cotton I thought I'd try out making my own pattern and a make a little something for Pookie at the same time.
So first bunny was constructed out of paper, then cut out of fabric, sewn together, and dyed brown using coffee grounds and tea bags. Then we added a little white tail and belly and embroidered some eyes and a nose. And tah da! we have bunny. Pookie loves bunny! She crawls around the house with him, smooshing him into the carpet as she goes, and last week she had fun at church grabbing him by the ears and hurling him into the next pew (thankfully nobody minded.) So thinking up new ideas now...a puppy, maybe something more exotic like a giraffe....we will see.