Amongst all the things that suddenly cropped up today, a very nice surprise was a trip to my local library. Now don't go expecting a library of 'Beauty and the Beast' proportions. You know the part when he gives her this maaa-hoo-sive library full of books and she falls in love with him. This library is three rows of crap fiction, some alcoves of non-fiction a row of kids, and a performing arts room that no one ever seems to use. The one saving grace of the library are the two shelves of YA books. Thank goodness for Neil Gaiman. He really has saved my weekend from being utterly boring! I picked up Coraline and The Graveyard Book, along with some Roald Dahl and a book on doll making. Can't wait to delve into the oddness!
I've been looking at doll-making as a possible venture and have been wondering if it would be possible to use cloth to make anything quite as beautiful and delicate as the dolls below. I've tried making the more cartoonish cloth dolls, but I kinda feel like that's all been done before. I think i'll really enjoy the challenge of trying to create something so delicate from fabric and embroidery :)
What did you get up to today?