Slow day

Nothing very exciting to report – hence the lack of an entry yesterday. We are all sick with mucky colds again and Amelia is in the middle of the worst of it. I had her in bed with me again last night while Big-P retreated downstairs to the spare room. Poor little thing – she snuffled and tossed and turned and whimpered all night. She’s sleeping now and I hope she starts feeling better soon.
In other news, I have my cursor placed precariously over a “buy now” button on a page on ebay. It’s an auction for a Blythe doll. After spending several days arguing with myself and Big-P (who really doesn’t care all that much) and anyone else who would listen all the reasons why I really should own one of these dolls, I finally settled it in my mind that it’s a perfectly acceptable acquisition, even in the face of buying a house.

I have been hunting around online for a good bargain for days now and think I may have found one. So just now, I have posted to the Blythe forums for some last minute advice and support for such a purchase, and then the plunge will be taken. I know I will then have a nervous afternoon of buyers remorse, spend 1 to 2 weeks (hopefully not more) impatiently awaiting its arrival convinced it will be lost, stolen or broken. When she arrives I will open her, place her on my desk (presuming she isn’t lost, stolen or broken) and spend the next 8 years making sure Amelia doesn’t take too much of an interest in her. Sure… like that’s going to happen.

Right now I am off to make a Dachshund from canvas and then one from corduroy. I found the pattern in a great old 1970s stuffed toy book at the Library called “The Splendid Soft Toy”. Very sadly it’s out of print.

12 Responses to “Slow day”

  1. dirty_olive@yahoo.ca

    Before Franklin was born, I bought a book called “The Art of Making Cloth Toys” by Charlene Davis Roth.
    It’s very cute and extremely detailed. Even better, it has patterns from already cut out by the previously owner – in 1970’s newspaper.

  2. pixiemancuso@yahoo.com

    If the stuffed toys are half as cute as that illustration, you should totally make a bunch & sell them on eBay -you would recoup yr costs for the Blythe doll & more!

  3. emily@emilybomb.com

    I hope you all start feeling better soon… Congratulations on getting your first Blythe!

  4. chelseagirl_eh@yahoo.com

    Wow! My mum made me a stuffed toy dachshund back in about 1974, when our TV was broken. She crocheted panels then stitched them together. I treasure his mis-shapen floppy self to this day.
    Yours looks reeeeally sweet. Maybe I could make one for my niece?

  5. rharmakazee@hotmail.com

    Hello, Claire. I work in a library in the Northern Territory and couldn’t resist looking up ‘The Splendid Soft Toy’. I just wanted to let you know that there are three libraries in the NT with that book.

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