Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm having one of those days. You know the kind. Everything goes wrong and what doesn't go wrong takes forever to do.

The last post I did was nearly a week ago but I haven't been sitting here twiddling my thumbs. I've been busy but seem to get nothing completed. That is until this morning and I finished up a little Irish lass and was getting her photo session done when my camera battery died. That wouldn't have been so bad if I'd remembered to charge the other battery for it but I must have had one of those senior moments because it never got charged and now I have to either use the camera I don't like or use my phone if I want any more pictures or I have to wait until I have a battery charged up.

Since I've got too many other things to tend to I didn't want to wait so I thought I'd go ahead and post what I had.

Okay, I booted up my computer and intended to work on my photos a bit and wouldn't you just know it?!? The computer shut itself down. I have no idea why. So, I rebooted my computer and did my photo editing and then got ready to do my post and blogger said, "No way lady, no signing in for you."

I've messed around for nearly a half an hour and finally I'm all set. I think. So, here's one of the things I've been working on.

Remember when I said I don't make dolls? What was it, about a week or two ago? Well, it seems I do make dolls. I even make patterns for dolls. I guess I really should have said I don't normally make dolls. I call this little lass,  Penny. She's a shelf sitter and is made of muslin with a painted face and boots. I've dressed her in three coordinating fabrics and she has the most darling little unders that I'd planned on showing but there was the battery dying and all. As you can see off to the right of Penny is the old wooden bowl with a few of the pitiful shamrocks and the leprechaun that were experiments that the results were less than stellar.

Penny's hair is 'Paprika' wool worsted weight yarn that I've unraveled.  If you thought I named her Penny because of the hair, that isn't the reason. I'd have called her Paprika which just might be the name of her sister that I'll be working on later today.

She got her name from being "penny weighted". I found I had nothing on hand to weight her fanny so I decided to be inventive. Penny has 20 cents tucked into her backside.

The next doll that I'll be working on will differ slightly from this one as she will not be shelf sitter. Her hair may be Paprika or I might decide to use Pumpkin, I haven't decided yet.

I'm hoping to get a paper mache bunny or two finished before too much longer and now that I've started making dolls maybe I'll do a bit more experimenting and refining and who knows, maybe I'll be a doll maker when I grow up.

I sure hope you're enjoying better weather than we're having where I live. It's so windy I'm expecting to see a polar bear go flying by.

As always, thanks for stopping by.



Ascension said...

Te ha quedado preciosa!!!
Sigue haciendo muñequitas porque son muy lindas.
besitos ascension

Jan Conwell said...

I do know those kinds of days. They make us appreciate the ones that go smoothly! :~)

Lovely Irish Lass.

Rona Gregory said...

Aw Maddyrose I know those days only too well... seem to happen to me a lot haha! Well Penny is a cutie and with twenty cents in her drawers! I suppose that's a new one to a silver spoon in her mouth or diamonds on the soles of her shoes!

Here's to future more productive, less hassle days! xxxx

Kays Kids said...

I feel for you Maddy Rose. Some times you wonder if you should have got out of bed. You remind me I must charge my camera before I do another thing, or I will be in the same boat.
I hope the polar bear doesn't fly past.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh man, I totally had one of those days too!!!

Still, Penny looks fab, love that quirky wee face :o)

orchid said...

Good Morning from Japan, Dearest Maddy.
Oh, I also experienced so many those days, whew!!! Those current goodies sometimes don't work well as we wish.
Your Penny is really lovely having her hair with 'Paprika' wool worsted weight yarn; which I needed to check what they mean, haha. 20 cents sure is a good idea、 isn't it ♪
Oh, you still have winter weather. It is kind of chilly but not so cold here. Wishing you will have far better creative week, my dear friend.
Lots of love and Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

yoborobo said...

I have those days fairly often - lol! My computer and I do battle, then Blogger and I do, then my can be exhausting. LOVE your new doll! xox

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Well, I always thought making dolls was a good fit for you. But, you don't have to do that exclusively...would be a shame for you to give up on your special mache figures. I am looking forward to the bunnies and Penny's sister.

Lisa said...

Oh I do know those kind of days, especially when they last 2 weeks.

Penny is gorgeous, and full of personality.

be well,

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Me too, have those days too.
Love Penny, she's a cutie with her red hair and 20 cents in her drawers!!! Too funny,


Leny said...

Some days everything goes wrong....

But Penny looks gorgeous!!!!

Big hugs!!!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Maddy ~ hope those winds have blown in some good karma for you. Penny is delightful ~ and the coins in her bottom gave me my morning chuckle!! As always, thanks for sharing.

Yael said...

I know what you felt... Thanks for sharing :) That's true Penny is full of personnality and gorgeous. Take care !

Maggie said...

Penny is a real cutie! How funny that you weighted her little but with 20 pennies! See, I told you "never say never", NOW you're a doll maker!