Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Did you see the movie?




Using one of those great S.O. Dollicious African American doll patterns produced by Sandra M. Blake I have been sewing my little hands off the last couple of days. But I am really enjoying the challenge of working with her complex (for me) patterns.

And after all the hard work this handsome young man is emerging. I don't know too much about him yet except he says he is a friend of  Star's.

When he introduced himself as Ben Thayer I immediately said, "Did you get the t-shirt?"  Of course, he didn't get the joke.  Ben Thayer...as in  "Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.Saw the movie. Read the book."

Sigh...I have just lived too long.

I am sure we will be hearing more about Ben as soon as he gets dressed. I admit it was a little disconcerting interviewing him while he wore nothing but his shoes. But I can vouch for those rumors about men with big feet......

Even with a complete wire skeleton, without a nice solid pair of well fitted shoes I think a light breeze would blow him over. Once more back to the drawing board on the standing thing.

I was happy to see that he was much more flexible than I thought.






Then I remembered that I had some doll's eyes from about 20 years ago. Voila! These brown ones worked great. With the size of those pupils he must be on something. And I gotta straighten out that prize fighter nose.

But he has a great fro!

Remember I told you once before I was experimenting with placement of eyelids?  Just for the record here is what happens when you change the position of the eyelids. You can figure out the emotions yourself. I am  thinking the more sleepy look in the last photo will be the final choice.





                              

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