Monday, February 22, 2010

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In my fantasy life, the one where I can be anything I dream of, in that life I am super organised. I have a crafting/creating studio (read organised room), where everything has its place and is kept in that place. My WIPs are in marked ziplock bags, all stacked nicely in baskets and I methodically work through them, ticking them off the list that is pinned neatly on my wall as I go.

I have numerous doll body pieces and clothing all cut out in advance of custom orders. Again, all in nice zip lock bags, ready to go.

In reality, in the life that is really mine, I am still to finish off clothing for a Poppy doll for a dear baby who arrived in December. This one is different, she's excited and hence she's throwing her arms up in the air (read, I sewed them on upside and am too lazy to unpick!). Hippo is finished, from a pattern I made myself, but just needs some labelling. I also have two custom orders for my dolls, which I must make a start on today. My studio is our dining room table, and all my WIPs are stuffed into one big bag and pulled out as required. I cut, pin and sew amongst folded washing and school and kinder notices. Real life is never quite like the fantasy is it!

10 comments:

a lovely evening said...

i share the same fantasy. however, in real life, i sew on half of our kitchen table while my husband preps dinner on the other half. my ironing board and cut-outs take up our entire (tiny) apt living room. and my supplies are stashed wherever there is spare room. it makes it hard to get motivated to do anything when you have to pull it all out and then put it all back when you're done. some day we'll have studios though. some day...

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handmade romance said...

yeah i share the same fantasy too! : )
but reality is still fun we are lucky we can create even if it is in a tiny little nook or kitchen table, whatever. have fun finishing your doll. i like that she is excited. she could be reaching up for a cuddle too x

CC said...

Your post made me laugh. I have a similar fantasy life (add to mine -both children napping at the same time during the day and sleeping through the night)

Your Hippo looks very cute.

Helen said...

Some of the world's most famous inventions came into fruition in garages, barns and some of the world's best decisions made around a kitchen table!! Your work is still incredible and the fact that you just do it amongst the real chaos is a credit to you and your committment. I love that hippo Victoria. I've seen many out there but this guy is beyond the basic soft toy shapes we see. And your dolly? You've just given her character with those arms and a little personality. Don't think of changing them!!She looks incredibly happy and will make the little recipient smile.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

From one busy Mum to another...LOVING your World over here...I have a kitchen table which I finish projects on and I have to clear away each time we sit down to eat...
We make do with what we've got I guess...
OH...I have a GIVEAWAY on my blog which ends tomorrow...not sure if you entered already?
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Kellie H said...

oh my fantasy life would go on for pages....

but our reality is sometimes better right...where we really are married to the love of our life and have precious babes to squeeze & kiss.
have a great weekend =)

Kristi said...

What a lovely blog you have here. I love the arms up in the air. I just got the Jack Rabbit pattern from Hop Skip Jump.