Last weekend we bought a waffle maker. I'm a waffle addict. This way, at least, I can control what goes into the waffles. That must count for something, right?
That one is the Elf's. He, of course, loves syrup. I prefer mine with just butter.
I joined a peg doll swap hosted by the lovely We Bloom Here. Well, it's taken me the full time alloted, but I'm done!.
This is why I've not been posting. Or answering emails promptly.
I decided that my peg folk needed caves. See, I wrote this little "story" for them. And they *had* to have caves. I tried wet felting some. That failed miserably. I tried a variety of ways to knit them. Finally I settled on this:
Which turned into this:
And needed the addition of this (which I didn't remember to photograph until after I'd already thrown it in the washer):
Combined together, I ended up with this:
So. The people are composed of watercolor paint, tea-dyed wool felt, finger knitted (crocheted?) wool trim, curly roving for hair, and some wood burning detail. The caves (which didn't turn out how I'd planned - but what ever does?) are knitted and then felted (fulled?) wool that have been cut and sewn. Whee!
I hope their new families enjoy them. They'll be off to the post office tomorrow.
The Elf also joined the swap. His are still awaiting some Mama-assisted glueing, so the pictures will have to wait.