This is the little girl in her dress. She has bloomers which she is too modest to show. Boma, my first mother-in-law made her for my big sister, Pru, (I never quite gave up thinking of her has my big sister) when her first granddaughter was born. Pru gave her to me when she permanently moved to Florida and was downsizing her stuff. She's a treasure to me stuffed with memories of two neat ladies. I don't think she ever had a name...perhaps I should take care of that.
Boma made wonderful stuffed animals for as long as I knew her. The dolls came later, in the late seventies. I have no idea where the patterns came from. I do know that she tried many different ways of doing the hair.
Little girl is sitting on a king size elephant print spread that I bought at an India store on Haight St. ca.1997 when I was visiting Proge who was living in San Francisco at the time.
I SHUDDA TAKEN A PICTURE!
I threw and trimmed a half dozen spoon rests, which promptly S-cracked as they dried. I have not had an S-crack in many, many years. I think two things are to blame: a.) I threw them off the hump and did not compress the bottoms enough, b.) I dried them too quickly, put them on the shelf by the south window, did not stop consider how warm it gets even when its in the low 40's outside.
I was so annoyed with the whole thing that I tossed them in the slop bucket. A photo would have been good for my own records if nothing else. And I could have posted it here and, perhaps, gotten some feed back on the problem. As I said this has not been a problem for me in the past......maybe the clay dragons are unhappy!
It's chilly and gray today with sun expected later. I turned on the heater in the studio to take the chill off. Cement floors are great for keeping cool in summer, but until the slab warms up a bit it's a little dank in fall and winter.
And to finish, a photo of the bed-buddies Winter and KikiLaSois. Because, after all, what is life without cute puppies and kitties?
This post can be found on Mud Colony. After missing the deadline last week I decided to do it now. Take a look; there is always something going on there!
Enjoy the day. As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*