My son Alex doodles these little folks everywhere. He calls them Creepy But Cute. So I found this particular doodle on my calendar.
I had the fun idea to surprise them and make it into a doll for their soon to be born baby girl. It's a little scary maybe, but she will grow up with his doodles in his artistic menagerie. And there's something about the personalities you feel from this band of cute creepies. They are full of mischief and very sweet.
But being the forever Waldorf kindergarten teacher there are styles of dolls that I love and find dear So I had a project here! To take what I love and blend it with what my child loves for his child. :) Combining a silk and cotton Waldorf stye knotted doll with a Creepy But Cute mischevious one! The fabrics are all natural: cotton and silk. And the head is stuffed with 100% wool batting. And then I drew the face, just like one he drew, on muslin and embroidered with monochromatic deep red embroidery floss (six strands) like the olden days. The doll itself is a simple knot doll for little grasps.
What a fun project! And here she is!
My head is full of grandbaby preparation. I was in The City at Ghirradelli Square over the weekend and there was a woman doing henna tattoos. So I had the symbol for Year of the Horse tattooed on my wrist, right by the red cord that was put on everyone's wrists at the baby shower - for us all to wear as our community surrounds their family in wait until the baby is born.
And what else? Some dyeing of cotton clothing, and embroidery and applique.
And finally, burp cloths! Cotton diapers dyed pretty with a panel of soft flannel sewn down the center for her little face. These you see here are folded in thirds, but are actually a full "prefold" sized cloth diaper.
And that's that! I am having a LOT of fun! Baby girl is due November 21.