Tuesday, January 23, 2007

bear hat and some SNOW!

is this for real?

Zora likes her kitty hat so much, I decided to make a bear one as well. This girl is seriously into Goldilocks and the 3 bears, so anything "bear" is fine by her! I had this yarn left over from making a moebius basket.

On a side note, this is the first time that this desert creature has set foot in snow! I did go into labor with her during a snow, but that was when we lived in northern AZ. Once she was born, the sun came out and the snow started to melt. And then we moved south!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Introducing Tullah

Here she is:
a close-up of her new slippers:
slipper close up
When Zora saw her yesterday, she said "(gasp), she's booful!"
skinny arms
And then she danced with her:
dancing with Tullah
And then she showed her to Lee, and hugged and kissed her:
hugging Tullah 2
kissing Tullah
She loves her.
holding Tullah
delicate doll
Then, we went to Target, and bought her a barrette. Now, she is perfect:
Tullah close

Knitted Babes

I borrowed the Knitted Babes book from my friend Linda a little over a week ago, and have already finished my (well, Zora's) first knitted babe.
Here she is, only halfway done:


I took a picture at this point, because it was this moment in the project process that I fell in love with the doll. I think there is always a point in the creative process that I decide I will henceforth devote my life's pursuits to making this particular craft or object:
"I will make one for Becky and Julie and Claudia and Eris and Isabell and Cassidy, oh and for me and I will make a few more for Zora, and I will make them bigger, and I will make some smaller, and..."

In reality, I will probably make 2 more and then get tired of it and move on. But I love that moment.

I sat with her, like this, while I knit her legs - she just seemed so precious.
And you should see her now!
I will save that for next time though.