Tuesday, 17 October 2006

oops, here I am


Unannounced blogging break! wow, its been a week. I do have an excuse though, well two really. the first excuse is that my hubby is off work with a bad back and has been hogging the computer every waking moment. the second excuse is we lost the battery charger for the camera, so I have no been able to take any photos. And whats a blog post without photos?

Anyway, here I am again, The pic above is a snippet from my pinboard here by my desk, a little vintage fuzzy felt girl I found yesterday when sorting through some toys. we had a whole set from a charity (thrift) shop, I will have to find the rest, I am hoping they are in their box somewhere (yet to be located).

I felt I needed something sweet and pretty to counteract what I have to show you next.


This doll I have rescued from Meithrin, she doesnt get much love there, but she is pretty ugly isnt she poor thing??


I tried to find a flattering angle for the photoshoot! Who would make a doll to look like that, intentionally. I know you can get funny looking dolls, ones with their tongues sticking out and stuff, but this seems more sad as she isnt even trying. I feel pretty sorry for her, so I bought her home for a bit, even though she sometimes makes me jump when she catches me unaware. Maybe she would look better clothed, I dont know.

I was going to add her to a flickr group I found the other day, but now I cant find it so I will have to search again.

The kids have got photos at school today, why is it impossible to do decent hair bunches with a decent centre parting when you really need to? Esmes is really wobbly today, oh well. And Lauries tie, where did that go??

11 comments:

nichola said...

That is one freaky looking doll.

kirsten said...

agreed. she looks vaguely like lady elaine on mister rogers. (shudder).

rufi said...

Ugly doll looks better on your blog than she does in real life!

Anonymous said...

I think she'd look nice dressed as a grandma doll, with a nice pinny, and holding a peg bag.

ilr said...

Scary! I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

African Kelli said...

I think that doll is too sweet! Is there something wrong with me? My favorite doll when I was growing up was a little Black baby I named Elizabeth. She smelled sweet and wore a lavander dress.
Probably more than you wanted to know.

Lindsey said...

What a cute little fuzzy felt though your other doll looks a bit scary! However, I'm sure you will be able to brighten her up with a lovely handmade dress :)

VintagePretty said...

I love the doll, there is just something deeper going on with her. Thanks for your comment on my blog - the flowers are that of the begonia (I'm not sure of the exact ssp.) but it was beautiful. I'm really into beautiful houseplants at the moment and I have a begonia of my own (similar flowers but a tenth of the size) which is grown primarily for its beautiful leaves!

Lovely blog btw :) (and I was born in Cardiff...!)

katie said...

clothe that doll for pity's sake! in the right threads I think she would look really great! good luck!

melissa said...

I think she's awesome. Just needs some lovely handmade clothes, and you're the lady for the job.
hope you had a nice break away, although it sounds very busy.

Gina said...

love that fuzzy girl.