Dr. Seuss for President!

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Photo by Casey Florig

Yes!  I wish Dr. Seuss could come back and be President!  Oh, the places we’d go!

Ever since I was very little, one of my very favorite authors has been Dr. Seuss!  Yes, even as an adult!  Not only was he whimsical and imaginative, but he was very smart and a good person.  He lived through racism, commercialism, and all sorts of other “isms”, and saw the damage that they could do.  In his art and books, he tried to teach children (although, many adults could take a lesson) tolerance and care for people and this world we live in.  I truly believe that the world would be a much better place if people read his books and tried to think like him every day!

So, now, I’d like to share a few of my favorite videos of his stories!  This first one isn’t a book, though.  It’s a biography made for kids in a style befitting Dr. Seuss himself!  I hope you enjoy these.  Please let me know what YOUR favorite is in the comments!

In Search of Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Green Eggs and Ham AND Sneetches

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  And why?

 

A little Mother’s Day fun!

Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! (a little-belated 😉 )

I’m a little late getting this posted, well, because I was getting ready for and enjoying Mother’s Day!

This is Me, my grandson Jase, and my beautiful Mommy!  She is the sweetest person I know, and I inherited her whimsical spirit!  That’s why I knew she would love these cute little flowery pins.  I let her take first pick, then let the others choose the ones they liked.  We all had a very nice day at my sister’s new house, and enjoyed our time and dinner together!

pinsI made these pins for my own Mom, sister, sister-in-law, and daughters.  At least, the ones that have children!  I did, however, forget to make one for myself.  But, oh well!  You’ll have that!

They are made of polymer clay, plus a little bit of Pearlex mica powder and varnish!  I used a technique called polymer clay embroidery.  It was rather fun, actually!

New Granny Quilter Doll! SOLD

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So, I was asked to create a quilter art doll by someone whose church group wanted to give it to one of their members as a gift.  And this is what I came up with!  I’m pretty happy with how she turned out!

WIP This is the skeleton of a grandma quilter art doll I'm working on. She is a commission! :-D

I started with the chair.  LOL  It is about 6 inches high.  Then I took two long pieces of wire and twisted them, and then formed them together to create the “skeleton”.  I then used polymer clay to make some “bones”, leaving certain joints uncovered, so she could be posable later!  Adding the bones also made it a little heavier, so she’d sit solidly in her rocking chair.  After this basic beginning, I added more clay to make her head, arms, legs, and shoes.  Sorry I didn’t get pictures of that process.  My bad.

Granny Quilter

After all that, I created a “skin” out of cloth and stuffed it with batting.  I had to stitch up all the arms, legs, and neck AFTER it was on her, or I wouldn’t have been able to get it on her at all.  Boy was THAT fun.  LOL

Granny Quilter

Here she is, all stuffed, and ready for clothes!  I’m sorry, but I forgot to get pictures of that process too.  This was my first time dressing a doll with actual cloth, so it was a bit of a hair pulling experience.  😉  You can’t really see it in the photo, but she is holding a “needle” in her fingers!  She is quilting, after all!

Granny Quilter

I just had to share this moment with you!  I am trying to stitch up the neck of her dress, and my eyes are not cooperating.  So, I had to use my big magnifier thingy!  I REALLY need new glasses.  LOL  She’s also received her wig, which I made of wool roving.

Granny Quilter

The next thing I had to do was make her quilt.  Let me just say… I’m not a quilter.  I’m barely a sewer.  But shall we say it turned out “rustic”?  😉

Granny Quilter

And here she is!  Granny Quilter is finished!  I decided to do a simple face on her.  I think it leant a peaceful aura to her, overall.  What do you think?  I hope she is happy in her new home!