Friday, November 30, 2007

heads up!

I have always tried to make wooden dolls, being inspired by Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, but I could never get the face just right. Well, below are the wooden heads, which I am happy to say that I like...finally!



And, I even added some yarn hair to one, experimenting with texture.



Now, if I can only create the RIGHT body, I can start making some ornaments!

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I just got home. Surprisingly, it's a rainy day here in southern California. It rarely rains here. My husband and I thought it was a delightful change from the constant sunny weather we normally get. :)

Anyway, as I drove in the parking lot, I discovered one of my favorite stuffies ever drowning in a wet, dirty, and very, very, very sad puddle. I think a couple cars ran him over, as well. He must have popped out of my car. He was the only decoration I have in my car, and I can't believe I didn't notice his absence.

I once had the cutest crush baby sea turtle from my sister, but he also escaped. Hm...I guess that means: no more cute things in my car! Anyway, I thought I would get one last picture of him before he goes in the trash...I mean stuffy heaven. :)

24 comments:

WendyB said...

These are adorable!!

Feltland said...

So sweet Mush - really darling ... :D

Lori said...

oh my goodness!!! those are just adorable!!! great job on those sweet faces!!!

Blaze said...

Ohh! I am so sorry about your loss! :( Hopefully you'll find another good friend soon! And I love your doll heads by the way! They are awesome! I can't wait to see them all finished! Will some of them have earmuffs per chance?? :)

Heidijayhawk said...

oh how sad dear friend! may she rest in peace. or in the landfill...i mean heaven.

Jane said...

Won't your little friend wash and dry out to live another day in your car? Both Alice and Emily's many cuddly friends have been through the wash and are softer afterwards (she's too cute to throw away). Good luck! Jane X

Erika said...

Awww how did that happen? Too sad. :( On a happier note, I am glad you are finally pleased with your doll faces. :)

The Happy Hippie said...

I love the little wooden heads! I want one! :] I'm so sad for your plushie, you should try to wash him. Being the packrat I am, I'd probably keep him in the state he's in anyway. I'm so terrible at throwing things out!

Summers Camp said...

I hope you find comfort during your time of grief. Poor cute stuffie! But the ornaments are looking darling, just like the paper ones! My, you have been busy, all whilst being a student!! Amazing. Have you opened up a shop yet missy??? *B

Gina said...

aw the poor wet cutie pie. But WOW do I love those little faces, so uber cute!

Emma said...

SO CUTE. I always get my adorableness fix here.

Yuzu said...

Oh noes! Poor little stuffy. :( I agree with your hubby on the rain...I loved every minute of Friday's virtually nonstop rainfall!

I like your kokeshi-inspired doll heads! The faces are so sweet.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love the heads, can't wait to see the rest of them.

MARLOU B. said...

Your doll heads are adorable. I'm sure you will make lovely dolls.

zari - justZHM said...

these heads are so cute! i can't wait to see the finished dolls!
...and i'm so sorry for the stuffy...poor little thing!

Euphoria said...

Poor, poor stuffie!! Sorry to see him go!

Those little heads are darling- I can't wait to see what they turn into!

Lady N said...

oh those wooden heads are soooo cute!

Holly said...

*sniffle* Poor little stuffie. May she rest in peace, your plush little friend. On a brighter note...I love those little wooden faces! Can't wait to see wat you do to complete the body. :0)

marsha said...

i love those wooden heads! simply adorable and their faces are just so precious!

so sorry to hear about your little runaway... :(

Casdok said...

So cute!!

this just in said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA...those heads!!! Too funny. I'm diggin' the hair.

Thanks for the comments and I just want to say...I'm shedding a tear for your poor drowned stuffy. May he find happiness in his stuffy afterlife.

Leni said...

cute!

gilda said...

ooh i love the little guy with the hair. kinda reminds me of barbie's ken. in a good way!!! :)

Natch said...

adorable!
And I like the new look to your blog :) ... though I don't know how new it is considering college has sucked me away since mid-August :o

and sorry for your stuffie loss :(