My daughter loves the clothespin dolls, which is gratifying because what if I decided to give them up & she thought they were boring? She plays with them in her wooden doll house, unlike her beloved (plastic) playmobil, which she will only play with in her old (plastic) Little People house -- there's a purity of concept there that deeply appeals to me. Somewhat unexpectedly, my son instantly requested one of his own, so:
I need to work out the whole short hair thing a bit more (& I see now that my son is right, the arms are too long), but I had fun painting the details on this one, especially the robot shirt. I realized, while working on this, that one of the things that appeals to me about the clothespins is the sweet little challenge posed by the limitation of form. Not to get too philosophical about clothespin dolls or anything.
Look at that popcorn! I'd been seeing around the blogs that Alexander Henry fabric is showing up at JoAnn stores, so I set off in search the other morning. I did indeed get my hands on a couple of AH prints, plus the usual half-yard or two from the calico wall, & THEN I found this ridiculously irresistable flannel.
I think that it's excellent of my sister to be giving me the chance to do a set of wedding invites, since I didn't own my gocco when I did my own wedding junk. The invites themselves are very simple, on cream textured paper, but the other pieces are more playful & today I'm going to try my hand at a little two-color printing. I'm in love with screenprinting as an art form lately (look at this great print I found on etsy), so of course I am jumping at the chance to play around a little. (I am also jumping at the chance to go wedding cake tasting with her this week, hurrah.)