Monday, September 14, 2009

I can't help myself.

I'm afraid these little dolls have got my undivided attention. So if you're done looking at pictures of wooden dolls with scraps as clothing, move along. I'm not sure how long this obsession is going to last. It could be a while.

They are so FUN to make. I feel like a little girl...

I've got hot glue strings everywhere and I am so into making these little dolls that I burned my lunch! But I ate it anyway because I didn't want to take any more time away from making dolls to make a new one!

And then...I remembered I had these little parasols. And I just couldn't help myself.

Several people have commented that they look like "pew" dolls...or "church" dolls...little dolls to keep young hands occupied during church service. What an adorable way for them to be used! When I first began making them I figured I'd make them into ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree...or on a lamp switch...or the knob of an armoire. And I still see some of them in that way. But I think for the boutique I'll package three or so together as "pew dolls"...as stocking stuffers for little girls. How sweet!

(Thank you for those ideas Amy and Contesse...I wouldn't have thought of that!)

12 comments:

Jessica said...

I used to make those when I was little...my grandma still has a bunch on her desk that I made.

Tammy James said...

The parasols are the absolute perfect accessory!

WhiteStone said...

Parasols, Perfect! As for Christmas...a set of three carolers. Simply paint a round singing mouth and dress in red, green, and fur.
They're just darling!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

These are simply precious! Where are you selling them and for how much????

dmoms said...

still loving the hair the most

Conny said...

Agree with dmoms' loving the hair -I like that some look like they're wearing hair barrettes. They are so gosh-darned cute. Obsess away; carry on.

Elaine said...

So cute! Well done, you.

Keep it up. I want to come to you craft faire.....can I, huh? Can I?

underthebigbluesky said...

So I'm catching up on all three posts and saying DEFINITELY BOUTIQUE worthy!

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and I LOVE the pew doll idea. I sense giveaway maybe???????? Or is that just wishful thinking?

and btw, i love hot glue string!

PainChaud said...

=) these look cool...and I get a little crazy about some projects sometimes too

Kelly said...

I like the blushed cheeks (and the hair), just perfect! Christmas Ccarolers for sure (I would buy those, so if you do them count me in for a mail-order)!

Nancy said...

They're still adorable, no matter how many times I see them.

Beegirl said...

Oh my gosh these are ADORABLE! Did you paint the faces and hair??? I love the hair!!