Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daca n-ai buline la casa, sa-ti...faci!

Last week I received an order as unexpected as it was challenging: a doll inspired from Tim Burton's Alice; she had to be goth-ish but cheerful, and polka dots were a must have.
Am primit saptamana trecuta o comanda pe cat de neasteptata, pe atat de interesanta: o papusa inspirata din Alice in tara minunilor (varianta Tim Burton), care sa fie gotica dar vesela, si sa aiba musai buline.

I found this pic of Alice on the net.
Am gasit pe net poza asta cu Alice.
The dress seemed easy enough, but a quick glance on my fabric shelves (and bags and drawers and under the bed) revealed that I undoubtedly did not have a suitable blue fabric. Much less with the right polka dots. So off I went looking for light-blue-with-polka-dots. After a long walk through all the shops I knew, I found the right shade of blue, but plain. So I returned home, resigned to the fact that I would have to make my own polka dots. Which I did for an entire evening: one by one, a hectare of painted dots.

O scurta aruncare de privire pe rafturile cu materiale (si in pungi, si in sertare, si sub pat) a revelat fara indoiala faptul ca nu aveam materialul albastru potrivit. Cu atat mai putin bulinele potrivite. Asa ca am purces in cautare de material albastru deschis cu buline. Am umblat tot orasu' si pana la urma am gasit nuanta potrivita, dar fara buline. M-am intors acasa resemnata cu gandul ca tre sa-mi fac propriile buline. Si o seara intreaga asta am facut: una cate una, buline pe un hectar de albastru.
I think I'm ready to start engraving grains of rice now! :D
Once the fabric was dotty enough, the rest came easily: a little black lace, a little embroidery, a big bow, an innocent look and there was Alice:

Cred ca de saptamana viitoare ma pot apuca de sculptura in bob de orez! :D
Odata materialul rezolvat, restul a venit de la sine: un pic de dantela, un pic de broderie, o funda mare, o privire inocenta, si iat-o pe Alice:
The dotty box in which she would travel to Bucuresti also contained the essential props: the little bottle and the slice of cake:
In cutia cu buline in care urma sa calatoreasca la Bucuresti am pus si recuzita esentiala: sticluta si prajitura:
A little owner is going to receive it today and hopefully love her to bits (but not literally!)