11 December 2010

Dolls, fairies, and a new world to (re)explore...

I decided that this year, I would seriously get into Noël
and so, Thomas (8), Aston (6) and I started
working on a series of Christmas ornaments for our house.
we got out some paper, scissors, glue,
lace, broderie anglaise,
wool, paint and old-fashioned wooden pegs


Nous avons décidé cette année (mieux vaut tard que jamais) de créé nos propres déco de Noël. Et donc Thomas (8ans), Aston (6 ans) et moi nous sommes munis de papier, sciseaux, colle, dentelle, broderie anglaise, laine, peinture et pinces a linge en bois


Voici quelques unes de nos créations / here are some of our creations

I found that the fairies were the most fun.
ok, our are pretty basic, but they really inspired me.
looking at them, I kept thinking of these dolls that I adore,
made in France. They are the Steiner Waldorf type of dolls (if believe, please correct me if I am wrong)
and they are the most divine dolls I have ever seen. They are not art dolls, they are for playing with, looking after, hugging, etc. Have a look at their blog http://www.happytoseeyou.fr/, it's magical.

And somehow, I discovered these other blogs by seriously talented people
who make dolls, some for playing with, some that are quirky, some that are real objets d'art.

My favourites are:
http://harem6art.blogspot.com - I want one of these dolls for displaying in my house, very funky
http://papillonbleuuk.blogspot.com/ - great dolls and photography

I think I may have found a new passion.
after all, maybe we never do entirely grow up...
we just bury it all deep down
but if we look hard, we can recreate the magic of our childhood,
and as crafters, we can take joy in the process of making dolls,
and the satisfaction of knowing that other little children will have hours and hours of fun with them

And Joyeux Noël to you all (just a couple of days late...)

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