Thursday, July 13

Yo-yos

I've been having a bit too much fun with yo-yos the past few days. There is something so happy and meditative about gathering up little circles of fabric. Part of the fun is dreaming up different ways to make use of them. I can't tell you how many times I've dumped them out of their basket so I could arrange them in one pattern after another.

They really are Zen-like.

My camera's batteries are charging so hopefully I'll have some sort of finished yo-yo project to photograph when the batteries are ready.

Also, I got a package in the mail yesterday. Twenty-four little 5" tall blank doll bodies. I can't wait to play with them! The first step is dyeing as they are beyond pale.

I also need to get busy finishing up the second half of a large Natural Playthings order.

And I need to take pictures of jewelry and add it to my Handcrafted Home site. It's about time I got that up and running.


3 comments:

Rachel said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am in complete awe of your craftiness! I was curious where you got the 5" blank doll bodies from, and if you can recommend a resource for getting started making tiny people? I want to make a nativity set of little people for my son for Christmas. I'm waffling between needle felting and making little bendies like yours. I would of course love to purchase yours, but can't afford to do so. I'm trying to come up with all handmade gifts for my family, as money is so tight. You're blog has been a true inspiration to me!
Ever grateful,
Rachel

Dannielle said...

Hi and thank you!!! You're so sweet!

I got the (horrid) doll bodies at http://www.homesew.com They are just 5" white muslin bodies but they are proportioned oddly.

I can help ya out with a resource for making little people. There's a tutorial for making bendy people that I posted at http://www.amitymama.com

Here's a direct link to the tutorial:
http://www.amitymama.com/vb/craft-along/123736-scoop-wrapping-bodies-bendy-fairies.html

And while I'm at it, one for a different type of doll (larger) that would work well for a nativity set:

http://www.amitymama.com/vb/craft-along/130011-craft-along-prep-work-nativity-craft-along.html

I hope that helps!! :-)

Dannielle said...

trying again with the links...

bendy bodies:

http://tinyurl.com/h4yt8

display dolls:

http://tinyurl.com/j7bnv