Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TUSAL 2018...and the Full Moon for October

Well it's time for TUSAL. To learn more about TUSAL go here to Daffycat's blog. 

My ORT jar.......

October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon and every three years it's also the Harvest Moon. It is also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, and sometimes Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon.

Yes I recall my dad going deer hunting around this time of year. Way the heck up north. I'd have to go with him as my mum worked.and I wasn't old enough to stay home by myself. Then we'd end up with venison which I really dislike. My dad would can the meat in mason jars just like you'd do fruit and pickles and such. Dad would have to cook it when my mum wasn't home...she was a vegetarian. The gamey smell of fresh deer meat when it cooks. Not pleasant. IMHO anyway. He used to put a spice on it to kill the smell. I think he used cinnamon. Didn't help :(

Take care :)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

A Finish.....

This is a doll I have just finished for a mermaid challenge at the Dollstreet Dreamers club. The doll body is from a book by Patti Medaris Culea called "Creative Cloth Doll Beading". Her head is from another book by Patti called "Creative Cloth Doll Faces".

I had a hard time finding a good place to take pictures as it was a bit overcast. I probably could have gone outside but it was about 81F/27C at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Sweltering and no breeze. Opening the back door was like opening an oven. 

I haven't made a doll in awhile so the face was a challenge. I made a big oops with her mouth and covered it up with white gel pen. Then to hide that I gave her extra pink cheeks. In person it looks okay but in the pics it looks a bit extreme.
She has a very rubenesque figure so making a bra for her was a bit of a challenge. I'm quite pleased with what I came up with. Wired shell like shapes.

And here she is.......
I am so glad that she is finally finished.

Take care :)