Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Doing as I'm told

Last night I wanted to head to my sewing room (as I usually do in the evenings) but I didn't know what to work on.  I always get this problem when I've been focusing on one thing and then it's finished.  It's not that I don't have plenty of things to do, or even plenty of things already half done in the middle of my work table, it's just that I need to find direction again.

So last night my husband suggested that I should work on something for me.  I've always been making things for him, or the baby, or presents, but nothing for me for a long time (I think the last thing was maternity clothes).

It took me a long time to decide what to do but finally I settled on this doll kit which I'd bought from Katkin Designs way back before ... I can't even remember when because I can't find a blog post about it.

The previous doll from Katkin Designs that I'd made I decided to purchase the printed face, but with this new one I thought I'd be daring and trace the face on myself using the Prismacolor pencils.  So that's what I've been working on last night and today.
I'm rather pleased with the outcome, even though I know it's not perfect.  The pattern provides the picture to trace and includes very details instructions on how to colour/shade the face as well as a close up photo of the face from the completed doll on the cover.

And on a completely unrelated topic, here are some more pictures of my garden taken on the weekend.

Some leaves starting to grow on my cherry tree, which I'd been worrying had died (I know they are dormant in winter, but this tree was looking very sad even for a dormant one)

And another ranunculus flower to prove that there is more than just orange ones there!
I need to buy some later flowering bulbs next year as most of my bulbs have finished already and it's not even the end of September!


  1. What a great start on a doll! Cute little face.
    Your garden is looking good too! It still seems so strange that you are just now moving into spring while we are moving into fall. Isn't it wonderful that all year, somewhere in the world, flowers are blooming!

  2. How nice to take some time to make something for you! Love the face you've made for your doll! And what gorgeous flowers in your garden!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. That is a gorgeous face! I do love making faces, although I don't do them very well. Good for you on making something for yourself!!! Beautiful flower...

  4. Wow! Karen, what a great job you have done with this little doll face!! I checked out the link, and I just loved what was available, such beautiful little dolls!! I look forward to watching her grow!!



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