Saturday, June 28, 2008

I made myself a friend yesterday. . .


Meet sweet Sara. The postman hasn't been cooperating with my plans for another project , so yesterday I decided to create Sara. The little doll head is from an old angel I found in a lot I picked up a few years ago, and has these great little round cheeks you can't see for beans in this photo (sorry , but it was one of Those days). The arms are from another lot. I'm not quite sure what happened to her body but I do have some vague memory of wrinkling my nose and the words 'euw' and 'cheezy' , so I think I tossed it.
The little bottle has lettering that reads 'Rogers & Callet , Paris" , which was a perfumery opened in 1806 by Jean-Marie Farina. Napoleon was quite fond of him , but since I picked the bottle up at the flea market I don't have a clue how old it really is. But that's pretty neat , huh? It was probably worth a fortune right up until I glued on wings and a typewriter key , lol.
The funny thing is that although Sara is only 6" tall , I managed to destroy 3 rooms in 'the making of' - millinery boxes , lace boxes , jewelry boxes , sewing implements , glue(s) etc. etc., - I amaze myself sometimes. And I amazed Dan too , since he walked in the front door and had to vault two suitcases and an old lampshade or fall down. And then starved quietly until I finished her off , poor guy. I made up for it lol - he wasn't the only one ready to pass out from hunger! Baby wanted the Big food , believe me.
Enjoy the weekend , everyone - we've got 90 degrees here and it's gorgeous out. Hope you have cool breezes and AC if you're in one of those ugly-hot area's!
take care all.

17 comments:

Studio Panorama said...

Very very cool. Love her. It is nice to see you making things that you can show us again.
Bev

Debby said...

Kim, she is lovely. I love all the neat little goodies you incorporated. Very special! I am still laughing my butt off about the perfume bottle losing it's authenticity with your new wings. And I am thrilled you got Sara complete before everyone starved over at your house.
Debby

Moonwillow said...

Oh what a cutie pie! I love her.

Nellie said...

Oh, my gosh...I love her! Great job!!!

Eastjewels said...

Well Ms. Kim...I must say "Job well done", how precious is your little Sara, she is just a doll...lol...I love everything about her...how could you have gone wrong with the head of an angel...and your talent...
Linda (Okla)

carylsrealm said...

She's perfect! I just love it...she's totally awesome!

Christy said...

as always Kim your work is just beautiful. i just love the way everything you create is so 'finished'. you are so good at that final polish part that everything you make looks perfectly done! love little Sara what a sweet little friend you have created.

dEaNa said...

Really cool, Kim and I really love the "Manlace"!! Sorry I haven't written in a while, it has been a whirlwind around here till we get in the swing of the husband working again!! Talk to you soon!!
Hugs,
Deana

Kim Borchardt said...

Little Sara is FABULOUS, Kim!! And I LOVE your story about the bottle! :)

Viola said...

Absolutely stunning, Kim! How wonderful! Love her! :o))

Mary S Hunt said...

Kim
thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments
again
I LOVE this piece...the head is so pretty
You have comment review so I don't hesitate sending my reply to you this way
you can just delete me
:-)
mar

Healing Expressions said...

HI Kim...Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your kind wishes! What a joy to discover your blog...your work is enchanting!
Creative Blessings!
Lani

audrey h. said...

Wow...Kim, this is stunning. Love every single bit of her :)

Val Foster said...

Sara is very beautiful --vintage and artsy. Lovely indeed. I'd love to see your whole "art stash", Kim. Is it overflowing?

kathywas said...

Your little doll is beautiful! I love all of the different components that you put together to come up with her!! I especially love her beautiful lace bonnet!

Zeborah Loray said...

She is precious. Love the perfume bottle body.

purplepaint said...

Oh I love this! This is my first visit to your blog and it's a wonderful place!!! I will definitely be back! :) Marva