First I finished dressing Black Mombo and made the fourth tiger so now Little Black Sambo is all finished.
I am still working on the Swagman story but have added a new creature.
This is Rainy, the rainbow snake and a few of her hundred babies. And I am now working on the “bragging flies”
Bragging flies are giant dragon flies that brag all the time. You can’t see but they do have black eyes and a big mouth. I also have to add a double pair of wings. I keep adding a piece here and a piece there as I figure out how to make them. I also added the bundles of straw and bundles of sticks for the Three Little Pigs story and now only need the piles of bricks for the last pig and that story will be already. And I need to make a jacket and shoes for Peter Rabbit to finish that story, today I cut out the mouse for that story and still need a cat and that story will be finished.
I have been working on the story of Africa= Giraffes Can’t Dance. Here are the ones I have done so far.
I will show you a close up of them in a minute.
This is the book and all the animals of Africa come to see him dance.
I only needed one giraffe but I needed a pair of all the other animals so I made a pair of these also. At first I had trouble making them stand up but once I hobbled their legs the problem was solved.
The first of the big cats. Today I cut out two jaguars and I still have two lions to do.
Here are the rhinos and the hippos will get cut out tomorrow or the next day.
I have one elephant done and will need one more. There are about seven more animals to make for this story and I will get them done a few at a time but I also have my book of fairy tales to work on.
This is Rapunzel. She is almost done. I still have to put the ivy and flowers on the tower and spray starch the top of the tower. Then I want to make the prince and the witch that put her in the tower. Then I have to make a second set for Dyhanna . It seems to go so slowly and I get quite pushy to get them done but then I remember I have a whole life time to get these dolls made and I should not wish that life away, it is going fast enough as it is. So I slow down and enjoy the one I am working on at the moment.
We are both well and happy. We manage to keep busy here in Florida even if we can’t work out side because it is so hot. We go over to White City each week to check on my space at the Antique Mall there. I try to add something new each week. So far things have been selling well even if the season is past. The old song sheets and the Old Farmer’s Almanacs seem to sell enough to pay for my space and I can’t ask for any more than that now. This month I may have to pay a little for my space out of my own pocket but it is worth it. I made enough in the fall, winter and spring to pay for all the materials I needed to work on my new hobby of story books and the dolls to go with the stories, and that is all I wanted from my space in the Mall. Have a great day and Enjoy your life.