I received an adorable dotee from teachingjonah today! Her name is Rae and she has the sweetest little face! She's made of a beautiful batik fabric and is covered with little stars and beads. I love her!
Oh, man! I've fallen way behind! I have to post my June (just as soon as I finish weaving in the ends) and then I still have July (07 and 08!) to do! But, after Wednesday, I should be able to tackle them... slowly but surely!
I love the caterpillar and the owls, plus the apples- they give it a nice burst of color!
I have been planning to make one of these (I've heard them referred to as 'Winter Gardens'), but I've been doing "research" on them. Nothing like just going out there and grabbing a clump of moss, though! Since it grows abundantly in my yard, I have a readily available supply.
A note about the potting soil, though- make sure it doesn't have any fertilizer in it! The Miracle Grow brand contains fertilizer. And, I've read that it's a bad idea to open them up once you've sealed the container because it throws off the environment (unless it's looking bone dry and you need to add a bit of H2O!).
Thanks for re-igniting my desire to make one of these!
Yay! I got the coolest doll from Sarcastra today (and she even included a piece of fabric with the pattern so I could make him an accomplice ). She based her idea on my love of cop and detective shows.
Prisoner Dotee #0142130
And the dangly bits are chains, and beads with a police car charm and a saw charm (handy for jail breaks!)
I'm going to the summer conference put on by my teachers' union. It's on the lovely campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA. I finally got into a workshop I've been trying to get into for a few years- a whole day class on bookmaking! And then I signed up for some other crafty type workshops. I usually go to the technology and curriculum sessions (I'm our local's webmaster, and I felt obligated), but this year I said, "The heck with that! I want to have fun!"
So, I'll be gone for a few days, and then I'll be sewing away!