Water is the driving
force of all nature.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Oops! I was very busy on the weekend and missed saying
hello to you all. This week we are celebrating Harmony Week.
It is a week of friendship, tolerance, loving for people just for
who they are and appreciating all cultures. I had made some little beaded dolls awhile ago and thought I would put them to good use. I approached a work mate Lyn, to get some ideas about selling the dolls to raise money for the school. Lyn is just full of fantastic ideas and plans, so I knew she would think of something.....and she did. We could incorporate the dolls into Harmony week.
As this weekend was a sewing weekend, I had stacks of time to get stuck into it and that I did. Pixie and Cory went gokarting, Brandon invited a friend over, so it was open slather for me. I had made several of them before the weekend and at the end of the weekend there were over 120 little beaded dolls sitting there all pretty.
I made different coloured girls.....and boys! Can't forget the boys! In the photo below, check out the boy doll on the bottom left hand side! I didn't realize at the time, but he seems to be looking up a skirt....oops.....that was accidental. But never fear, the girls have pants on under there. Most of them do. I added bushy eye brows, bows and ties to the boy ones. I think they're very cute.
The dolls made with black and gingerbread colours have painted eyes and smiles. I didn't have any cream or softer coloured paint than the white, to paint them on with. I did think they looked a bit....harsh? and then I made a mistake. On one of the dolls I put the eyes too far over to the right. I didn't want to waste the doll, some I decided to put cheeks on her to see if I could cover the white dot. Guess what it worked!! And looked so much better, more child friendly to look at. I pulled all the coloured dolls back out of the box and gave them all cheeks. What an improvement.
I really enjoyed myself this weekend and was so excited to go to work. There is something really special about seeing joy on childrens faces. I was going to start selling the dolls at lunchtimes, but when I got to work, children were already coming up to me asking about the dolls. I got to the library and there were parents waiting for me too! So I started selling them. By the end of the day, I had $247.00. I will sell them until stock runs out and all monies raised will go to the P & C Committee.
Someone asked me if I had had enough of making so many dolls. My response was, I only stopped making them because I ran out of beads!! On Sunday night I continued my pleasant knitting. I will also cut out 2 doll bodies to make for the Mother's Day raffle going on at the high school. Never a dull moment around here. Hope to catch you up on Friday for Colourful Friday, have a great week! Kind regards, Anita.