Monday, September 28, 2009

Raining Again

It's raining again, and really starting to look like Fall. There are tons of garden spiders, and they're so darned efficient at building their webs (wish this photo did this web justice.) I'm all too aware that I look like a complete spaz when I unknowingly walk through a web, imagining a big fat juicy spider on my person.

Since it's so dreary out today, I decided to forego the laundry and housework and add another layer of Paperclay to my Halloween Challenge doll.

For this particular challenge, the Reigning Dolls & Bears club is using the "Genevieve" pattern from the book "On Making, Mending, and Dressing Dolls" by Clara Hallard Fawcett, copyright 1949. I was more than a little disappointed at how hideously mis-shapen the head was after sewing and stuffing it. It really needed some alteration. So I decided to make a clay-over-cloth pumpkin head doll. This is kind of outside my usual box, and I'm looking forward to the challenge.


Unknown said...

I saw the beautiful web right away, but my thoughts were along the lines of wow! that is one LARGE spider that made that web! Beautiful web!

Deanna Hogan said...

I know - and it's not even the biggest one!

Carla said...

I can sure relate with acting like a spaz when you run into one. We have little spiny crab spiders, small like your little fingernail, and they make the biggest webs! Bite too.

Orice said...

I love following your blog and love the spiderweb especially. Your blog helps lend continuity to my life, since I moved to Portland on August 1st. Myu partner and I have split up and now I'm living in a beautiful apartment right on the Willamette river. What reminds me of you is the Blue Heron that lives practically under my nose. LOL

Deanna Hogan said...

Orice, you'll have to come visit me. We can play dolls!