:: one finished, one in progress ::

So, right now I am in between jobs. That’s the optimistic version of saying that I’m without a job.
Not that I care to much, I very very much enjoy being in the Netherlands again and having time to visit friends, drinking lots of good quality coffee, having hot showers and finish craft projects I once started.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, that is how my new friend, a Wee Wonderful doll, came into being.
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My very first three dimensional doll. I mean, different from the ones I made before, by sewing two sides together. This one is big and has body, and I like her!
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Some parts of the process where a little challenging, the hairdo for example, and the sleeves of her dress.  But we – doll and I – survived! The Wee Wonderful pattern is to be found over here. And, I picked up a new crochet project, a blanket, to reward myself for having finished an ‘old’ project.

Just kidding.

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Few days ago I had a really nice job interview and they invited me to have a second conversation, hurray! So off course I’m really excited and enjoying my – still abundant – craft time. Because, who knows.. I might have a job soon!

:: sweet Mulu ::

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Ever since I was in Ethiopia, someone who became a dear friend to me, asked me to make her a doll after she saw some of my creations. The doll definitely had to have a purple dress! I promised her to make her one, took out the sewing machine, then failed and quit. But you know, promises should be kept, so here I am roughly half a year later. And I made her a doll with purple clothes, and guess what? It eventually took me less than a day!

As always the thinking bit took the most time. I really wanted to make her look like the Ethiopian dollies that I doodled on practically every piece of paper that passed my hands. Girls with really swirly hear. But then, could one produce such hairdo with only yarn.. Hmm, big dilemma. So I tried wool felt in stead of yarn, and put some stuffing between two layers of felt, after which I swirled along with my (borrowed) sewing machine. Poor Mulu’s face was done twice before it satisfied me, and now I’m quit pleased with the result. But then again, which mother doesn’t find her darling child attractive?

Sorry for the poor photo quality by the way. Iphone. Will change it later.