Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm late...I'm late....

..for a very important date....
I'm late for the Mad Hatter's Tea.... well, yes that too...but today I'm also way late for "word Wednesday"....good grief... it is almost noon.... the day is already over in parts of the world......










Check it out at Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.... play along some day?

Well, I sure had to wipe the dust off my motorcycle before I dared post a picture of it...no self respecting biker would dare to post a photo of their dusty "ride". Even a smattering of bugs is much better than dust. It was covered with sawdust and winter dust too...ick... .. Here it is.... shoved between the table saw and some lumber. I had to move things around.. to get an angle that was somewhat less cluttered just to take a pic. Moving it outside the garage was just as bad... vehicles, alleyway..etc...plus it ain't very warm out there again... forget it. Won't be taking it out for a spin around the neighbourhood just yet... although we did have a few warm days earlier in the month.... Anyway...here it is.... Little Red as I sometimes call her. She is a Kawasaki Vulcan 500....




















here is my other M .... a Northern Mermaid. This is the cover of the magazine...(hey! another m word!) and inside, fellow doll maker Judi provided the pattern. She also sent me some Arctic Fox Fur to use for her hood. A small and dainty doll; the type I like to make. Tiny hands are a challenge....even if they are gloves.













She was great fun to make...and if I ever get off the current bear and bunny kick....I want to make a few more from this pattern.













Here is my effort. I was pretty pleased with how she turned out.










This is what mermaids in norther waters wear....much to the chagrin of local sailors.

21 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Marvellous! LOL!

Dxx

Judi W. said...

Saw some bikes out a couple of weeks ago and thought spring had arrived ... but then it snowed another 5 inches this week!

Love your mermaid! But you know that!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I love motorcycles. And I love your mermaids too. Very nice M's:)
Have a lovely evening:)

Ida said...

The doll is very special and beautiful! :)

Ida

John said...

A good set of photos representing the M.

Sharon said...

Love them both. That northern mermaid is just wonderful!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

If I were cool enough to ride a bike and own one, I couldn't get to it in my garage these days either. I certainly can't reach the lawnmower. Wait! I might not need the lawnmower this year.

I do like your mermaid. Do you sell your creations? Etsy anywhere?

Katney said...

Well, I am impressed both by the motorcycle and by the mermaid.

Donna O'Brien said...

Dolls and bikes? A blog first for me- very fun atmosphere!
D.

MightyMom said...

yup, sailors don't care much for mermaids in coats! heeheehee....;-)

RuneE said...

Have a nice trip with your red M(C)!

smilnsigh said...

What a ride!

And what a gal you are, TO ride! I *envy* you.

Precious Northern Mermaid!!! Soooo cute!

M-N

Dragonstar said...

I've said before how much I like your Motorbike, and that Northern Mermaid is beautiful - she'd have to dress like that in a northern winter!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! Yu ar sooo clever to mayke things like that! She haz a reelly intrestin face.

Daisys Little Cottage said...

I love the face on yours much more than the original on the magazine. You are the talent to be envied.
Darly

Daisys Little Cottage said...

well crap the bed ! Your bike is bigger than my car, I think!

Linda Fleming said...

I love your Little Red! What an adventureous gal you are! I hope you get warm weather soon so you can take her out and ride.

Love your mermaid,too- I am sure Judi is quite proud of what you did with her pattern.

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Won't be long now until you are cruising on that mean machine! You have made a great job of the mermaid doll, you are a very talented lady. x

Pauline said...

Hi Vee,

The mermaid has turned out terrific, very creative.

Pauline

Folksie Linda said...

oh wow Vee, she came out great.. and you made the cover...whoopie!! Congratulations on her.. you deserve it..she is marvelous! Hugs, Linda

Classics and Country said...

Wow you did a great job! She is darling.