You see – a new day, a fresh start. Still chagrined about the head, but hey. There is so much work to be done! Why is it that there’s always a ton of sand in the house after the weekend? Seriously! Cleaning’s the word today! Also, we’ll be away for a week starting this Friday, so I’ll really have to try and finish my book-editing before that. Then, there are some phonecalls to be made – Olivier needs to be signed up for swimming lessons, the realtor needs to be called about a bill that shouldn’t have been sent to us but to the notary’s office, plus there’s laundry to be done… Why am I still here? Have a great day everyone! Let’s work!
I broke my own rule, started on a new little doll this afternoon and was punished just now by totally botching up the last eye. How I detest my embroidery skills right now! Bah! One head ruined and thrown away – I think I’ll just leave it for now. Tomorrow’s another day, perhaps better for making eyes. Sweet dreams!
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Eek! My dear sweet Lula has been sold as well! To the same lady who bought Rosalina. This time, it’s a birthday present for her oldest daughter. I am so flattered! Here, let me show you what she wrote as feedback on Etsy:
Rosalina is absolutely the most beautiful doll I’ve ever held! Her clothing is as gorgeous as she is! I can’t get over how lovely her hair is – it is so full and so soft to the touch. My daughter will absolutely love her and care for her. Thank you so much for all the talent, time and detail you put into our doll!
This is what we all do it for, isn’t it?
Now excuse me while I go work on my gnome doll… Making good progress: the doll itself is finished, I’m now knitting her underwear. One doll down, about a hundred to go…
Right now, I have a confession to make. I’m suffering from starteritus. There are just too many unfinished, just started projects lying around here. I really, really, really can’t start anything new. Things need to be finished. The shop needs to be filled. I don’t know where to begin!
Screaming toddler doesn’t help much either. Ugh. Outside first, finish things later. (You see – this is what always happens!)
P.S. If you click on the picture, you’ll get to see the explanatory notes I added…
P.S. P.S. I had to go stand on a chair to get them all to fit in the picture. Go figure!
This is such an easy, sweet pattern! Embroidering the face was the hardest part, really. I tried out the colonial knot, then the French knot, and finally I decided just to make a few stitches for the eyes. Because knots and me really don’t get along all that well.
On to the next one!
Edit: aaaaand… done! Two buns for our Easter morning table. One for Olivier, one for Nynke. Happy Easter!
Could someone please tell this little one, she of the impish smile, that yes, it may be Spring, but no, that doesn’t mean that she gets to wake up at indecent hours? Almost every single night for two weeks in a row? That’s just not polite. Not polite at all, little lady.
Sleep, I say. Sleep! Ugh.
So. Instead of working like a good girl ought to, I’m making heads today. Lots and lots of heads. Baby doll heads, regular doll heads. One can never have too many heads.
Oh my. Rosalina has been sold! I was just beginning to think she’d be living here with me for the rest of my life, and I had just gotten used to that idea… And then this morning, when I opened my email… wow.
She’s going to live with a little girl in the United States called Sophia. I am absolutely certain she’ll be loved – but it is still with a bit of a heavy heart that I’ll say goodbye to her tomorrow! Not to sound melodramatic or anything, but Rosalina will always hold a special place in my heart. The many, many hours it took me to knit her skirt are living proof of that!
But seriously, I will miss her. There will be an empty spot in my living room, a Rosalina-shaped hole, if you will, that is desperately going to need filling up. I’d better get to work!
Safe journey, my sweet Rosalina, and do give Sophia a cuddle from me when you arrive at your destination!