Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WIP....

Under construction....an old UFO:)

My mantra this year is.... finish.... finish... finish...om...om....

Bodies

...and, bits.


They have been languishing in a box for some time waiting to be finished and dressed. There are ten of them...about 16 inches tall. They a very cuddly as they are made from a soft vintage fleece material that I wish I could get more of but alas I bought the end of the bolt.

I actually designed the mouse pattern about 30 years ago. It's very easy to make with a two piece torso. I realize now when I look at it that I was quite a talented pattern designer when I was younger:) My mum taught me. But, like everything else if you don't practice it you lose it.

I'm joining up with The Needle & Thread Network today......take a moment and go over and visit some very talented Canadians.

Take care:)

18 comments:

Gloria Grandy said...

Hi Mary Ann,

Happy New Year! I have a box of doll parts that look like yours too. I'm on a mission to get them done too. I have all of these images in my head of the dolls that they could be but I need to stop dreaming and start working:).

Gloria

Alix said...

Ah - finishing off! It seems to be my obsession each January. I am determined this year, however, that my compulsion to start on new things does not take over until at least half the PhD pile (projects half done) is dealt with. We'll see...God luck with yours.
x

Mrs A. said...

I just know I'm going to love your meeces to peeces. Can't wait to see
if they will be boys or girls!! Hugs Mrs A.

Kandi said...

Wow what a great little pile to come across. I'm looking forward to seeing these complete. I've been hoping to make a start on my wips too or at least make stuff I have before I buy any more craft supplies. X

Sheila said...

Seems to be the main goal of many bloggers this year to finish off those UFO's that are waiting around. Will be watching these little mice come to life:-)

Susan Being Snippy said...

such potential in all those pieces! I am eager to see what they look like when done...

Happy Turtle said...

Good luck!
Looking forward to seeing them finished.
Carol

Lin said...

Okay, don't keep us waiting too long on these....I wanna see them done!!

Linens and Royals said...

When does a WIP become a UFO? Good luck with all that finishing, I know you will do it.

What Comes Next? said...

lol - my mantra this year, too. Those will be a whole pile of cute mice when you're done!

Rhissanna said...

Oh! I'm looking at the bodies and yes, that is an amazing design, to get all those curves and the roundness and everything. How lovely!
It's a pity about the fabric being unavailable. The mice look so soft and tactile.

Grandma Coco said...

Looks like a scene from a Stephen King thriller with all those dismembered body parts lying around. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...lol was laughing at Grandma Coco's comment...too funny!
You are very busy there with your dolls.

BumbleVee said...

aackkkk bodies! and various body parts.....

yeh, ....me too..... sigh...... lots of my things are unfinished ...and I should either toss them, give them away to somebody who will finish...or just finish off some of them.... before I do one other thing! I'm a terrible procrastinator.....

Kit Lang said...

*hee* I love the bodyparts - so macabre and cute at the same time. :)

Looking forward to seeing the finished mousies!

Soggibottom said...

Happy New Year bouncy mousie. Ah, no, I don't think you ever lose the knack Mary Ann... you don't that's for sure.
:-) x x x

elle said...

a gaggle of geese. so what's a whole bunch of mice? Can't wait!

Houseelf said...

Good luck finishing your UFOs A greta goal for the New Year. Thank you for "following" me.

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