Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dolls and desserts.

It has been really long since my last post and for that I apologize. I hate to use the expression but, life got in the way. I completed my fast of the holy month of Ramadan and just completed all the things that had accumulated during the month. I went from a woman with too much time on her hands to a woman with no time to do anything. As fun as it was, I am only now getting back into the swing of things. Here is what I have been up to since I last blogged.

I made a Frida Kahlo doll for a very dear friend of mine and I really spent a lot of time on it. It was the first time that I tried to do an ami with a chin but I was pleasantly surprised and I had passed the test of a good job, when I am so impressed that it hurt to give away.
Here is Frida
Frida from the front

The face of Frida

Frida from the back
The actual Frida Kahlo.

Pretty cute huh? Well I was really happy with it. I just hope Lori loves her.

Another project I was working on was a Christmas cake/pudding for a friend. This pattern is also out my head and while she had shown me a picture of what she wanted, I  think that I got pretty close. It will be mailed off tomorrow, I am just waiting on confirmation of whether she wants eyes or not on this little ami.

So what is my next project to be? Well, I am working on crocheting a little set and am hoping to blog about each one in a series. A friend of mine wants the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show , namely Dr.Frankfurter, Columbia, Riff Raff and Magenta. I plan to make one a week for the next 4 weeks. I am getting started on the heads tonight and hopefully will get them all done by the end of October, fingers crossed. Now here is a little fun fact that you might not have known about me, I am a BIG 'ol prude. I blush very easily and tsk tsk at a lot of things. I have made the exception for this project as RHPS was a big favorite of mine as a teenager and possibly because I watched it so long ago that I probably cannot even remember what was so controversial about it and the main reason being that the soundtrack was just so awesome. Stay tuned to see how they work out.

For those of you in the Cape Town area, I just want to let you all know that tomorrow is the night market at the Labia theater in the Gardens area. I will be there with my mompom to support a friend of mine who writes the awesome blog Zoesemasekoek, check it out because she is really talented and really funny. Oh and I am dying to try some of her baked goods on sale.

There is so much more going on and I could write forever so I have to cut myself off and love ya and leave. So for now... Chow!