Just uploaded! Click on the image to the left to see the new hair tutorial. This one is the versatile cardboard technique.
After three glorious days of rain the garden is green and cheerful, and very inviting though not on the agenda just yet. It is a welcome respite from the dry and heat. It's been cold even, so like the mountains, the element of surprise always possible.
With November well underway, thoughts turn to Christmas plans. I am waiting on confirmation from younger son in New York, for Christmas arrival dates. I am beginning to get quite excited as it has been over 16 months since giving him a hug. It is difficult enough even with efficient phone services, email, and skype to have someone special living so far away, how did those mums of earlier times ever adjust to their children going out into the world with so little communication for so long. Progress of a wonderful kind!
He and his lovely girl are coming for three weeks, so I am beginning to make plans and preparations in readiness. This week the "Big Digger" has moved onto the block of land owned by older son and gorgeous borrowed daughter and building begins under older son's building expertise. As I have had to slow down with recurring medical issues, my children seem to have stepped up to a new level of activity out into the world. It's just the way it should be, the cycles repeat and it is gratifying to watch them in action. We have not all been together at Christmas for a few years so it will be a very special time.
With Christmas on its way, it is a perfect time to make dolls as gifts for all those special people in your life. In particular, the Fat Fairies (in a set of 8 sizes) and the Babushkas (in a set of 6 sizes) make great gifts either as a set or individually.
So popular are the Raggedy Ann style dolls and My Big Raggy, Raggy Rose, and the Little Raggies are all endearing companions to make in this style.