Monday, October 19, 2009

Photo a week...

it's Monday....again.... spun by in a twinkling didn't it? The week that is...

Didn't get much accomplished yet again either.... although I did bake breads... and some muffins ...gotta keep the freezer stocked up with lunches and snacks..... got some appointments out of the way and went shopping for an hour today.










Finally got some new runners. My old ones were so embarrassing and so wrecked I didn't dare wear them to the shoe store. Sure didn't want any runners or jock types seeing how far gone they were. I wore right through to the soft foamy inside of the heel.... yikes! I put a lot of miles on those babies. And, I wasn't doing myself any favours by continuing to wear them either.

Here they are...the brand new Nimbus 2010 model.... hahah...just kidding... if you are a fan of you-know-who.... you'll know where that came from.....











Why are they all so shiny this season? and the colours...wow! This was the most subdued I could find ... silver and purple.... apparently purple is "in" big time right now. Gee... again? sheeeesh. As usual, save something a few years and it comes right back in style again. But, for this, I prefer something more like my old ones..... soft beiges and some real looking leather even if the uppers had some light purple on them.... this is a bit.... uh, garish to me.... but, I wasn't having the raging neon hot pink or the wild lime .... maybe for next summer when hopefully they'll be on sale. Decent running shoes are shockingly expensive. I refuse to buy cheap ones for the miles I expect to be putting on .... they feel as comfortable as slippers and are light as a feather too...... I'm gonna try them out on the treadmill in the morning...

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I haven't done any fun stuff with bears or dolls since I finished Madame La Pompadour. This renovation push just took up too much time and energy. But, now, I must find some fun time in my days.














This little sweetie named Darla,was one of the needlefelts that I wish I had never sold. I have tried in vain to recreate her face several times.....











The past two days I've been trying again...and this time... it is getting close. The beads on pins for her eyes and nose are just "test eyes"... they just pop in and out, but give me an idea how she could look ..... and I think with a bit more work... she could almost be a second little Darla.... the nose shape just isn't quite right yet.... When it is, I'll embroider a nose and put in some black onyx beads for eyes. Sure have missed playing with wool and things....

9 comments:

Dolores said...

I do hope you never had to go out in the rain in your old runners. Glad you splurged on yourself and got new ones.
I have heard other doll/bear makers express the same thing - they wished they never sold one of their dolls/bears. Too bad. I started to think that maybe the little ones should live with you a while before they go on the market. That way, you will know if it is time to give them up or not.

Jennifer Rose said...

aww the little white bear head does look close to Darla :D

i hate that we seem to be going back to the 80's for colours. they were horrible then, not any better now :p

naomi orana said...

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Serena said...

I love the silver and purple accent colours!

I think you're getting very close to an identical twin likeness with the second little Darla....she is so sweet!

HElen said...

Enjoy your new runners!

Little Darla is so adorable and you are pretty much right on money with new one :) Please show us a new bear once done.

Michelle Eaton said...

I need a new pair of runners too. My shins hurt really bad when I run, which isn't good. I am not looking forward to the money spending though :(

Your right though. The shoes at the moment are crazy! I just want a simple pair, not too flash in the colour department. Yours look really nice. Glad you got a new pair, it wouldn't have been very good for you walking around in those old ones.

I can see why you are trying to re create little Darla. She is adorable. Good luck :)

gunknitter said...

Hallo ! Your "second" Darla is PERFECT in my eyes. I think they are individuals like us. lol

Your Madame La Pompadour is so great ! Well done!

Have a nice day !

Guzzisue said...

Nimbus- also a Danish Motorcycle Company ( sadly no longer around but the guys who restore them in Copenhagen are a really friendly bunch)
BTW silver and purple works for me :-)

Kerry said...

I love new sneakers (: Good for you to get a new pair, very pretty too!!
Love the little bear (: