Sunday, July 01, 2007

Spirit Doll

I'm feeling on top of the world today. I have to admit that I think since getting back from my vacation and being hit by a virus straight after I've been suffering from a bout of depression (I've been suffering with this horrible life stopper since Mum died). I'm still so far behind with my swap commitments, my house is a mess and work has been stressful all this although not really hugely important in the scheme of things has just felt a bit overwhelming.

Well yesterday Mark and I had a total chill out day. We did something we haven't done since university, stay in bed until mid afternoon, chatting and watching movies. I probably shouldn't admit what a total slob I am but we didn't actually bother getting up until nearly 4pm!I feel like a naught teenager again indulging in some wasted time.

I think the recharge did me good though as I'm feeling totally chilled and in high spirits today. Speaking of spirits I thought I'd share some pictures with you of my doll from the second beaded RR that I have been participating in. She came home to me last week and I adore her. Here is the post which shows what she looked like when she left me. Here she is in all her finished glory.

As you can see some of her sides are totally covered in beads and others are less beaded. I had first thought that I would fill in all the blanks but actually I have come to love her just as she is. I think the different density of beading one each side just makes her even more interesting.

Today I am planning on making some more inroads in clearing out the spare room so that I can finish moving all my craft stuff in and hopefully I will find some time to make a few postcards too I really need to get back into the creative habit to catch up on all that I am behind in.


Helen in the UK said...

WOW - that doll is awesome!! Love the differences between the density of beading, I think you're right to leave it be. The little boot dangles at the corners are to die for!! Glad you are feeling better today. Sometimes a complete break is needed to recharge :)

Purple Missus said...

Ooh! This is fabulous. I bet you are well pleased with how 'she' turned out. When things turn out like this it certainly spurs you on doesn't it?

Sue Wild said...

The doll looks just lovely. Like the cute little shoes on each corner. Hope that your creativity is returning can be difficult to get going again when there's so much going on in life.

Best wishes

Sue W