I dug through my jewelry box and found the pin with nesting dolls. April brought this back, thinking that I could use the individual dolls in miniature sometime. The time is now.
I hunted all over for a pair of earrings that she also gave me. The dolls on those are even smaller than these....You might know it. They are hiding somewhere.
The other thing that I found is a tiny Russian pottery pig with leather ears. I love this one. He just looks so darned goofy and happy.
I then thought of one think that Tessie needs for the cottage. It has to have a samovar. We must have tea!
This is a real one that sits on the plant shelf in my kitchen. It isn't quite authentic Russian. It is brass and made in India. I found it at a garage sale for five dollars years ago. I think that it is close enough that I can get away with copying it in mini. So many ideas, so little time.
This morning I have been working on the 500 + give away.
Unfortunately, the first piece is going to have to be listed as used. Tessie insisted on sitting in the chair to watch me work on the footstool that goes with it. There will be other things besides these two. As soon as I am finished, we will begin the drawing......Hang on. I'm working as fast as my little fingers can go.
The first step on the foot stool was to drill 55 holes. The second was to cut and glue 55 pieces of wire all around. No. I didn't get confused and put the wires in wrong. They will be bent out and down around the sides of the frame as I weave.
If I ever want to get to the give away part, I had better get back to work.
See you tomorrow.