Sometimes when I am walking through the forest, certain pieces 'call to me' and I have to pick them up. This time it was this partly burned stick, with a wonderful gnarled head. As I walked along I wondered what I was going to make with it, it even looked like it might become Charlie's chew toy at one point. It was only as I was approaching home that I was mulling over how it could be a walking staff if it was longer, when my arty mind took over and had the idea to make an art doll who could use it as a staff. From my medicine doll coursework I still have to make my Talisman doll and this stick is going to be perfect. So now it sits on my bookshelf and I look at it everyday and spend some time thinking about the creation of my doll. It won't happen for a while yet - bringing a doll to life takes a long time!
What do you think of my fabric? The jolly robin fabric is going to be used in my November sewing challenge very shortly. I was ironing the pieces after washing them for shrinkage allowance when I thought how gorgeous they all looked together. Yummy colours. Still haven't worked out what I'm going to make from the troll fabric, but it looked like such fun. When I was at university I had a small yellow haired troll that I'd bought at a Spar shop! This fabric was bought through sheer sentimentality! But isn't it gorgeous!