Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Renata's "Knitter" Doll" ....i'm home again....

Well I am home! I got back yesterday...it is so hard to leave my dad - seems like I never get to spend any quality time with him - and he has so much to be taken care of. While I was away I also got a job offer that I am considering - it starts in May and goes until September....but more about that later if the details can be worked out and it comes thru....
I will be spending today catching up on my email, so please bear with me if I haven't replied to you yet....internet availability was pretty sketchy while I was away....
When i got home I had a package waiting for me from my friend Renata. I met Renata in a "healing doll" round robin several years ago, when she was living in Brazil. This last year Renata moved to the USA with her boyfriend and daughter. Don't ask me why, but she RAKed me this gorgeous museum quality doll - that SHE MADE! Everywhere you look are fantastic details! The doll has crocheted and knitted clothes, a lovely painted face, and stitches on her hand. She is seated on a wooden box full of yarn. She is called "the knitter" because she is knitting . All over are wonderful embellishments - rolled and woven hair, a red dragonfly under her knee, and tiny hair ornaments.....
Here's the whole doll - click on the pics to enlarge.

This is a close up of the face....
....the hair her feet and legs - see the dragonfly stamped into the red under her knee? This is the front of her blouse - part crocheted and part knitted...
....and this shows the "stitches" on her hand and her knitting....
I showed her to my DH and he was blown away by her - he said he is getting her a plexiglass case so she can be displayed properly!

This is a necklace I finished. It is in the same style as the "lucky in love" earrings only it has a crow and lampworked eyeball beads. The chain elements are fine silver.

5 comments:

ren said...

Wow, Connie, she looks HAPPY in her new home :-D... I'm HAPPY you liked her!

Joanne Huffman said...

Welcome home. The doll is an incredible treasure and deserves the special case she's going to get. The necklace is extremely cool; you are becoming an extremely skilled jewelry artist.

Joanne

Angie in AZ said...

Wow, that doll is amazing! And your necklace is so cool! Where did you ever find that crow!? I love him! And that job wouldn't happen to be back here in Phoenix, would it? I'm sure I wouldn't get that lucky...

kathy mc said...

That doll is priceless. She must be a wonderful friend.
You are a top knotch jewlery artist. Everything you make is to die for.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Very interesting necklace. :)