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!