Friday, February 23, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present.....


This is what I've been wrapped up in for the last week or so. She was an entirely seat-of-the-pants affair, and I can hardly believe myself how much fun she was to assemble. It was all trial and error (or should that be smoke and mirrors?), and I am pretty darn pleased with the way she turned out.

I got to work on my embroidery skills a bit, and really got into the needle felting. I can see lots of possibilities for more fun in that arena!

There are a couple of other photos of her on my Flickr site, but I think these, taken late last night on my back patio, really show her off in the most flattering way. If the Hindi baby-name website I found is to be believed, her name means "sweet-smelling flower". Nice.
(Blogger's spell-check suggested I meant to name her "Bagel".)

Here is a "before" shot:

A lovely find at Goodwill, snagged at their "half-price-Saturdays" sales. I didn't really know what it was destined for, but when I pulled it out of the washer, I stuck my hand into one of the shoulders, and there she was. Larissa's "recycle-along" came at just the right time for me!

There is other news to tell, but methinks to leave you wanting more, so just know that next time, I'll tell you about flowers, chocolate, a birdie who's returned, and a new long-legged lady who has happily joined our family!

I hereby decree this weekend to be underway--go thou and enjoyest!


Mandella said...

I'm enjoying, I'm enjoying!

I am so impressed with Bakul. What does Spot make of her?

kathy in juneau said...

Fantastic!! I love her.

Isn't Blogger spell-check a hoot? I'm always amused by their suggestions.

Vita said...

Hurrah! Your Bakul is wonderful. I also very much liked your Aridzona spelling. Tee hee.

Emily said...

Sweet-smelling flower is a perfect name for an elephant! I want to squeeze her!

pippi said...

Oh! WOW!
That is amazingly beautiful and fun!!!
It makes me smile just looking at it!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

So clever!

And this is good bye from me, thanks for all the fun you've given me via your blog and your visits to mine.


gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

wow! Great work, that sweater is SO much better in its Hindi afterlife .

Life's a Stitch said...

Great project!

larissa said...


Anonymous said...

Mamma- I think she is D-A-R-L-I-N-G!!!!!!!!

Love you lots,
Marion e. r.

Jan-Knit said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog...I'm working on the pattern for publication soon...probably for free!

Your Bakul so wonderful. I saw it on Flickr and now have even more appreciation for your work after seeing the original sweater. Great job!!