Remember that FUNtastic snow day we had earlier this week and the paper snowflakes we made? Well....they have now been put to use in my FUNctional space!
See them? They became my first mini garland of the year! I thought it might be a hoot to make a whole collection of tiny "tie-ups" like this to keep my space seasonally inspired in the months ahead.
Something else to look forward to in the months ahead will be a featured book of the month. These won't be just any books mind you. Nope, these will be a collection of books that in some way, shape or form have to do with dolls and I can't think of a better one to start off with than M. B. Goffstein's Goldie the Dollmaker.
Goffstein's book is about Goldie Rosenzweig. It's obviously no surprise that Goldie is a dollmaker but the manner in which she fashions each of her creations elevates her work to that of a true artist. Her days are spent in quiet harmony carving, painting, and drinking tea. Throughout the years I've read this book many times over. Goldie is perpetually inspiring and someone I always wanted as a friend.
So you can imagine my delight to have, through the miracle of Internet, found a real live Goldie in existence! Her name is Erin Kleider. She carves, she paints, and she plays with dolls. If you want to get to know her better she can be found over at Fairie Moon.
Recently two of her wee creations came to live with me and I must say they are the sweetest little things ever!
This here is Daisy.
And this is Fairie Rose.
Every time I look at their little faces I see the love that Erin puts into and gets out of her work.
Such a thought cannot but make one wonder what it is they truly LOVE to do....so I've been doing a bit of thinking.....
Probably the greatest creative enjoyment I had all week was making up this little hat for Hitty.
I loved working on a small scale.
I loved takings tiny stitches by hand.
I loved making something substantial out of what was really nothing more than three pieces of scrap fabric and a good length of thread.
But most of all, I loved that I had FUN doing it!!!