Friday, May 21, 2010

The Clara Doll

Do any of you ever make something once, then make another, and its even BETTER?

I do that all the time. Especially with crafty things, and sewing. I have never had lessons, or classes, just good ole life to teach me. Common Sense is what I told my friend who asked how I could make my own pattern off of something I saw fifteen minutes ago.

Clara doll

While I don't exactly know if its common sense, I think its just hanging around artsy people. My dad's entire family is artsy. I have an aunt who draws the most colorful and maurice-sendakey monsters that I am completely in love with. An aunt who has a "blue wall" that I covet entirely. And an aunt who can presumably make anything out of anything. Crowns out of wire and beads, butterfly platters for girls birthday's. Maybe its in the genes. I have another aunt who taught me what a water bong was and then we got into a psuedo accident where my photographic memory came in handy remembering the license plate. (But don't tell my dad that!)

claras doll

In any case. I really REALLY hope my girls will inherit my need to CREATE things and SEW things and MAKE things. It's like an itch that never goes away. I am always looking at other peoples things and getting my own ideas.

Can I pass them off as my own? Or what?! Eh, what do I care? I live 30 miles above the Arctic Circle, who's gonna stop me?!

Here is my CLARA doll. She's made out of cotton and Clara and Kaisa decided that I should have made Kaisa's doll Clara's and Clara's doll, Kaisa's because of the necks and head shape. I told them to shutup and enjoy their free dolls! :)

kaisa and claras doll


Anonymous said...

You are so right!! But the young ladies are so right also!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so talented!!! Can I come to summer camp at your house this summer? LOL

Weehawken, NJ

gpc said...

Cuter and cuter! Do you have an etsy shop?

Doin' It Myself said...

yeah... when are you going to start doing web-classes and run an etsy store?! Lol. Yes, we know you're busy. You're also awesome!!! You have very lucky kidlets!