Primrose – Kokeshi Doll Mark 2
Primrose tottered home this evening tired, but pleased with that mighty fish she caught for our supper. There will always be a place at our table for a girl with such resourcefulness!
I drafted the pattern for Primrose on my lap and in the partial darkness last night whilst watching a film with J and Little A. Needless to say, when it came to dressing her and matching her side seams, there was a little wonkiness to overcome. However, I am really pleased with Primrose the Fishergirl!
I love the nicely rounded shape of her body and the simpler eyes. Her head turned out longer and narrower than I anticipated – I would prefer it to be much more rounded. Tomorrow – when there is good light and a table at hand – I will draft another pattern for Kokeshi Doll Mark 3. I have been using tracing paper but it is too flimsy so I think I will use template plastic which will hopefully provide greater accuracy – and “repeatability”!
I think perhaps they are morphing into “Dumplings” rather than Kokeshis. Their bodies are crafted from wool and cotton and stuffed with either pure cotton or wool. There are no buttons or beads or other such choking hazards used so that the Dumplings may be played with by very little people.
No cooking today. We had a lovely morning – Little A, J and I went cycling with my Auntie C and Cousin J along a local bikeway.
Back at their place, we then had a much appreciated swim in their icy pool and shared a good lunch! It was such a fun way to spend the morning we think it will become a weekly feature.
I have so much to do this coming week. I need to finish the quilt top we bought the fabric for last week and write up the instructions for constructing it so that I may send it as a kit to a friend in Melbourne. I also have a lampbase waiting for its second coat of paint (Vintage American white – imagine being a professional paint namer!), and a shade to put together.
But most importantly, I need to remember that it is the second last week of the school holidays and there are movies to see, puzzles to do, bikes to ride, and beaches to visit!