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Monday, April 02, 2007

And finally Thyme

I have at last managed to finish the class doll. She is a wire wrapped doll. Her face is soft sculpted for the 3 dimensional look and she has hands with seperate fingers. I used some tricks of costuming which I learnt from Jacque a few years ago . It took me ages to finish this doll as nothing would come right. At one point I almost lost one of her foot so I nearly ripped her apart. Then stopped myself from doing that as I knew I didn't have the time to make another one. She has a multitude of sins hidden behind those fine cloths. I am not pleased the way I did this. I think I also chose the wrong hair to do her hair. At first she looked as though she had had a bad hair day LOL so I gave her a hair cut which makes her a bit presentable. I usually like to get the basics at least right. I hope my students will do better than me. I have named her Thyme as she came together finally on a lovely spring day and the green colours reminded me of Thyme which grows profusely in springtime. I may not be able to do another blog entry since I am leaving for India on Good Friday. So I wish all of you a Very Happy Easter in case I don't get to write before I leave.

17 comments:

  1. You are being VERY hard on yourself, Sweety! She's BEAUTIFUL! Thyme is a delicious name for a delectable lady! I LOVE her outfit and her hair is PERFECT, Shashi! The color is spicy - a nice compliment to the green! And she has a sweet face! Your students will do well with their dolls BECAUSE you are a good teacher - but they will not possibly exceed the quality of YOUR doll! Have a safe & wonderful trip. I'll miss you!

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  2. Coucou Shashinoute,
    elle est toute mignonne tu sais, cette jolie poupée...
    Tu es trop trop forte!!!
    Je te fais plein de gros bisous avant de partir à l'école.

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  3. Dear Shashi, Thyme is amazing! Her face is so delicate, and so are her fingers! Wow!
    I just love the way she is dressed. You did a fabulous job and believe me, none of use can see any kind of fault in her.

    Have a wonderful time in India, my friend. Happy Easter to you and your husband. I'll be thinking of you while you are in India! Big hugs to you.

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  4. I think you are too hard on yourself. Thyme is gorgeous, she's so delicate and I like her hair.

    Have a great time in India and Happy Easter to you :)

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  5. She looks lovely Shashi, can't see those flaws from here! I know how it is when your not really happy with the end result, thing is sometimes we are too hard on ourselves and there is always someone who will think it is perfect even if we do not.

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  6. She is lovely Shashi! I think we are our own worst critics and you are being to hard on yourself.
    Her face is beautiful and her hair is wild and wonderful!!

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  7. She's lovely no matter how long it took to create her. She wanted what she wanted. You know how these dolls tell us what they want. :-) She's perfect.
    Love & Hugs
    Fran

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  8. She turned out lovely! I do understand the frustration when the doll won't do what YOU want though! All of your students always make wonderful dolls, so no worries there! Have a great trip!

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  9. Oh she is stunning... You are so very clever. Have a good trip

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  10. I know how frustrating it can be to have a doll turn out to be so contrary to what she was *supposed* to be -- most aggravating! However, all I see is a lovely doll who really does look like Spring. I am sure your students will enjoy making her too. Blessed Easter and Good Journey!

    JudiA

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  11. She is a beauty, Shashi. If there are mistakes they are well hidden and only you will know.

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  12. I love her SHashi-- But then I love all your work!! I cant scold you for being too hard on yourself as I have that problem too-- but I think it makes us always try harder-- and Look what comes of it!! Have a wonderful trip-- I am sure--you will-- as There is so many wonderful things and beautiful materials to inspire you there ANd I know your students wont want you to leave either Bring back a lot of pixs to share Hugs JanD

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  13. She looks great shashi, have a great trip and lots of fun

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  14. Shashi
    I love tyme- she is a beauty- and if her clothing hides a multitude of sins I cant see them hon- she is BEAUTIFUL her hair her clothes and wot I can see of her body- U are always so HARD on your creations way to hard!!
    I am sure your students will adore her just as much as I do!!!
    much love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  15. Tyme is absolutely adorable!

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  16. She is amazing!! Love her outfit.

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  17. Love your new doll Shashi. She is beautiful and so very delicate. Have a fun class. Your students will love her.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs...heera

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