Thursday, March 10, 2011

I think I have a cold....

.... ........ my nose is dribbling so I guess it's a cold...... I kind of forget what one feels like.  This is the first for ...erm.... 16 years? .... haven't had one since '95.  Broke my lovely long streak.   Darn it.  Probably my own fault... I was getting a bit cocky...thinking I was now totally immune to cold germs.  But, this time Mr. BV brought home more than he could handle on his own I guess and some appear to have marched right in.  Probably 13 abreast or something... the little buggers.....

Oh, well....it was a good run.  And, if this is the extent of it... big deal.....

Did a tiny bit of work on little Rumpel...that's what I've taken to calling him.... but, not much really..... no time to play.  I'm in holiday mode...and am busy organizing things......













Worked up a wire armature for a body.... wrapped it with some cotton batting and tape..



















some foil on arms and legs in case I decided to put clay on top.... but, ... haven't really decided yet.... it may be clay..... it may be thicker padding and taping...



















He's going to be a funny looking little manny..... his feet will eventually be larger than they are here.... for now..they are just wire bent to hold him up.... you can see he is not very big.  Only 9 inches tall....















..I've decided if he could spin straw into gold....he certainly didn't have to be of the "common" portion of the realm.... he could be more "of the court" if you know what I mean.... .....didn't have to wear any old woollens or shabby duds, did he?  My Rumpel is going to be in rich fabrics.... ... perhaps velvet..... and cloth with shiny gold highlights.....  a dapper little manikin....

11 comments:

Catherine said...

You haven't had a cold since 1995? You have been living right I think! Hopefully this one won't last long.

Get feeling better soon!
xo Catherine

Mary Ann said...

Keep it to yourself:)

Rumpel is looking rather good but could do with a good meal...bit skinny.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Wow Mr. Rumpel is coming along great. Can't wait to see him dressed in rich fabrics and velvet.

So sorry to hear you have a cold, but what a great run you had since 95. Come to think of it, I have not had a cold in years either. Oh I better stop there with that comment. It could bring on a cold and I sure don't have time to nurse one.
Feel better soon and enjoy your holiday.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Susan said...

If you haven't had a cold for that long, your system will be in top notch order to fight all those germs off!

Mr Rumpel will look very smart in his fancy threads. I'm sure you will work out something marvellous for him.

I like his hands on the hips attitude too. That old fella is cool.

Get better soon :D

Shashi Nayagam said...

You must have broken the record. Hope you feel better. My record has been up to 3 years. Trouble is as soon as I start to think oh good haven't got a cold yet and I end up having one very soon lol!

Rumpel is looking good and I can't wait to see him in his gorgeous cloths.

Sandy said...

Mr. Rumpel is so far and will be adorable! So clever you are.

I have gotten more colds in the last year span of time than I did my whole life - but I also quit smoking. I was much healthier when I smoked. It's been over a year now.

Buttons said...

Sorry about the cold. I like the little guy.B

frayedattheedge said...

I love him! When we first moved here, I had several colds - I think I had no immunity to the different cold germs they have here!!

MaryO said...

You must have a great immune system to have avoided colds for so long. Hope you feel better soon!
Rumpel is going to be a fancy Dan for sure! Can't wait to see him in all his glory!ingnat

MaryO said...

"ingnat" LOL!! That was the code I had to type in...sorry....

Jennifer Rose said...

get better soon!

mr.rumpel looks good. reminds me of when my friends and I would switch the heads on our dolls around to make odd looking dolls with the wrong bodies :p