Saturday, 14 January 2012


I was with the Young Embroiderers today, making dolls.  The original idea was to make peg dolls, but then Gina decided to go for something a bit more quirky, so we made pipe cleaner armatures, wrapped with wadding and sheeting to make the bodies.
Gina showed some examples of dolls she had made
And this is one Pam had made previously, she's got large boobs and she's supported by a bottle.  That's the doll, obviously - not Pam.
Clearly, we weren't going to make anything as fancy as those in a few hours, but they were great inspiration.  I must say they made my peg doll look quite pathetic - but at least she was recognisable, and obviously an excellent role model for our 8-12 year old girls. 
I had to leave early today (mainly to get out of the clearing up and putting the furniture back after I decided to re-organise it this morning) but I did take pictures of the dolls that were finished.  (Nip over to Gina's blog to see the rest of dolls - they were brilliant.  The girls are getting more and more creative and enthusiastic with each meeting.  I believe this one with the green hair and the pretty frock is called Bobby....
Not sure what this ones called but I love her furry boots and matching hair ..
And this next one is christened Wacky, or maybe even Queen Wacky.  I think we've just caught her on her way to an urgent appointment at Moorfields.
And finally, this next one is Gina's.  She was having a bit of a bad hair day, and in the end decided to settle for a headscarf, topped off by a bottle top crown.   We thought she looked a bit Russian, kind of Ciscilla, Queen of the Saltmines.....
Personally, I think as an autobiographical doll, she was excellent!
That's me crossed off the Christmas card list then.

DOLLS - Primal Scream


  1. Didn't they do well. also just what I needed a good laugh, sorry Gina, but you do look very fetching.

  2. Crikey... who needs enemies with friends like you!!!
    I confess... I did laugh very loudly!

  3. Wonderful mix of dolls, wish I could visit the exhibition, best of luck!