April 05, 2008

The muse came calling:)




The muse came calling this afternoon and she didn't bring her knitting needles surprisingly.
I had been speaking with a friend on rav and she asked me if I'd make HER friend an elemental similar to the one I made her as she had fallen in love with it. I agreed with no date set but as we all know the muse calls at a time that suits her. It was a case of finding the ingredients for a goddess in greens and turquoise. As you know I can't make 2 exactly the same so I am hoping that this will hit the spot:) Her name is Joy. Mr Mog thought she didn't look quite right in the first photo so he stood her up and she does look better.
Now the thing is that Joy didn't want to be alone while it was time to fly to her new home, so Hope was born:) Hope doesn't have a home yet, poor thing but I am sure she will find one sometime.
They are both made of my hand painted felt and I love them both, it will be sad to see them go but I know they will be going to good homes.

8 comments:

MargaretR said...

I'm so pleased you're making your dolls again.

aniexma said...

Gorgeous!

Crobbles said...

OOH, Hope is my middle name!
They are a beautiful pair.

I'm hoping my painting muse will return. It has been a very long time.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh My Amber she will totally love it . Will mail you now :)

yvette said...

The both look amazing.

Blue Witch said...

Gorgeous colours.

Hand painted felt sounds very interesting... could you explain a bit how you do it? Thanks!


The name 'Hope' makes me cringe with embarrassment every time I hear it. A few years ago a lady rang and asked me to assess her daughter Faith. When I sent out the confirmatory letter I put, "Thank you for asking me to see your daughter Hope..." Thankfully she saw the funny side of it, but I still can't believe that something went so wrong between me reading the name 'Hope' from my notes and typing 'Faith' into my letter template. I suppose it oculd have been worse... I could have put 'Charity'...

Crobbles said...

It took me many years to admit that my middle name is Hope. My mum had a naughty sense of humor. My full title was Victoria "Hope Crosby" So I had Bob and Bing at the same time. Thankfully most people are too young to get it. I got a lot of comments at uni and art college though.

Teaching Handwork said...

those are really cute