Come join me "upstairs" from the Studio, a place to relax and talk with friends. Here you'll find clips of my stuff, woolgathering about the animals in the family, news about shows and events and links to other sites that I find too good not to mention. Pull up a cushion and have some cake( there should always be cake) and tea, and lets discuss the amazing world of Art in it's many forms!

CottonWoolBaby Studio

CottonWoolBaby Studio

Poetic thought

Windy Nights
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
All night long in the dark and wet,
A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why does he gallop and gallop about?

Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
By at the gallop goes he.
By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My January Fun project

In these sometimes dark and dreary days of Winter, it's important to give ourselves a break from the grind. The Holidays are over and at least for me, some hard work lies ahead before I go to the Covention in the Spring.
A few years ago I started a purely fun project, a life sized jointed mannequin that I don't intend to sell. Now, for me that is saying something! I just wanted a big doll to dress up and maybe model some vintage clothing in my shop occasionally. Even my playthings sometimes have to earn their keep.
Of course I got busy, ran out of time and money to indulge my whim, and Macy was put aside with one arm still to be built and only one leg attached. Also, human hair is expensive, so she had to wear a hat...

She sat in the corner of the spare bedroom until I decided I could spare her some time during the after Christmas rush when I had a few days just to play.
Also, an idea had been perking about taking her to a small Doll Show In NJ in Feb. Last year my friends and I took some dolls and were thrilled to bring home some first place ribbons.
So she has been "resurrected", and I steal a half hour or so a day to work on her. 
My ongoing problem with the scarcity of flesh colored felt has been solved, thanks to an Etsy seller, and I'm happily anticipating the delivery that will allow me to finish Macy's arm. Our big obstacle will be her hair, since my faithful Etsy hair dealer is not only "On Vacation" but moving, which in my experience could take months.
SO... will Macy go to New Jersey with a stylish hat? Will I finish her arm in time? Will the mailman ever arrive?
Stay tuned for the continuing story of  "Macy Goes to the Doll Show... Or does she???"


Elsina said...

What a beautiful face!

Lubna said...

Hope Macy and you got to the doll show. Macy is very cute.