Sunday, August 10, 2008

After Dawn left...

I spied this beautiful little dolly she had worked on hanging on the doors into my lounge. Knowing that we had nattered until the early hours of the morning leaving Dawn to pack in a hurry I assumed he had been left behind. I sighed as I admired all the wonderful detail and delicious embellishments covering his body - Dawn gets it 'just right' every time.
I wrapped him gently in tissue paper, popped him in a bubble wrap bag and sent Dawn a mail to say this beautiful star doll was on the way. As you may have guessed I was told to unwrap him quickly - star dollies do not like bags - and he was made to stay.
How lucky am I?
It seems that August is the month of birthdays for my arty friends and I have been creating and wrapping almost every day. I am looking forward to sharing as in a strange way this doll inspired me towards some 'pretty' art. Of course there is grunge too.
I am so proud of myself, I cleaned my own gutters out yesterday, the storms we had a few weeks ago filled them with leaves and debris so up I went (in the rain) perched on the very top rung of the ladder (Whoops now I am sounding like an idiot - but I felt like a hero at the time) and scooped muck while holding the hose and pruning sheers. Archer ended up soaked as he wanted to help, my jumper kept growing longer and longer as it got full of water and the hippy pants seemed to grow too. I can't count the number of time I laughed as I squirted myself with the hose, accidentally, in the rain on a winters day. I guess it was just a 'good to be me' activity, and perhaps you had to be there...
Later the glass of red wine in the hot bath full of lavender bubbles was pretty good too.

8 comments:

Genevieve said...

What a lucky gal you are to have a Dawnie doll. And a well deserved soak in the tub too..

Cheers!

carmel said...

Hi Julie, Dawinee is known for leaving her pressies and ducking out. It's beautiful, a lovely treasure to have. Cheers, Carmel xx

Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous doll from Dawnie. Our gutters filled up with snow today, it was sooooo cold.

Jacky said...

Sounds like you ALL enjoyed cleaning out the gutters (furry ones included).
Love the little star doll that Dawnie made for you...very special (just like Dawnie).
Had a lovely lunch and catch up today with our August birthday girl. We were a little early celebrating but I will be in Hong Kong on her birthday so didnt want to miss out.

Janine said...

Oh Julie what a lovely gesture by Dawn! Your star doll is precious!

Janet said...

That's a beautiful little doll and how sweet of her to leave it behind for you.

I had to laugh at your description of you cleaning out the gutters in the rain! You ended the day in a perfect way....wine and a bubble bath! What more could you want?!

Debbi Baker said...

You paint a very vivid picture with words Julie!! And such a gorgeous little star doll.

Jen Crossley said...

What a beautiful doll Dawnie is such a sweet girl
Jen