Jess Hutch.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

two sides

All my eBay purchases have arrived (I tend to bid on things in groups of two or three, because I can't help myself, but only every 6 months or so, to avoid going completely broke), and they are all very lovely and very inspiring.

This oilcloth doll makes me happy because it is an example of the 2D on 3D thing I'm always nattering about, and, AND, there's a girl on one side and boy on the other. This delights me to no end, for some reason - it's just too funny. I wonder how they have conversations with each other? And I just love how they got around the skirt/short pants thing. They just gave him very voluminous short pants. Ha!

More show & tell later... good eBay purchases must be savored slowly. Like fine wine. I also hope to show some images from recent projects, because I really have been working my fingers to the bone here at Casa Hutch-Heermann, even if this blog doesn't tell the tale.

Here's a neat link for you - reismagos, a group of folks (I think) in Brazil who make art toys and do workshops. I'm loving some of the stuff I see in here... and here's their flickr set.

8 Comments:

At 8:40 PM , Heather Bailey said...

We've missed you for the last couple of weeks. Can't wait to see what you've been up to. Love the odd little dolly you found on eBay!

I've finally got my blog up and running -- New Kid on the Blog - Ha! -- come check it out:

http://www.HELLOmynameisHeather.com

Here's my elevator speech:
I'm a fabric designer for Free Spirit and a mother of two. My degree is in Apparel Design and I'm always up to something.

Thanks for the whimsy!

 
At 5:53 AM , LLA said...

Cute - but you've left me hungry for more info!

What is the scale of the dolls, and what do you have them standing on (are they stairs???)

 
At 5:59 AM , LLA said...

Ah, wait - just saw the Flickr pictures, and I think I've got a better idea now. It's two different pictures and they are standing on the floor in front of a louvered closet? It's early, I've not had my Diet Coke yet, and I'm kind of slow.... I do love all the wood...

Additionally, I am smitten with the apron on the girl side (bunny! happy little birds!), and I really like the way the seams are on the outside, rather than all tucked away inside (I am the queen of "can't sew" so I am sure that there is a technical term for that, but I don't know what it is.) I'm not sure what it is about the exposed seams that appeals to me so greatly, but there it is...

Thanks for sharing these cuties with us - and know that we're all eager to see what has you working your fingers to the bone!

 
At 7:44 AM , Jane said...

Those are so funny, I have always loved oilcloth. I'm happy to see a post from you, I been a little sad for your unstuffed guy down there but I figured you'd been busy. :-)

 
At 11:59 AM , jodi said...

Hey there, I put your shirt in the mail yesterday, but I'm in Canada right now, not the US, so expect it to take a little longer to get to you. Shouldn't be too long, though.

 
At 6:46 PM , the bellyacher said...

I have some Goldilocks and the three bears 2D/3D dolls. Perhaps you would like them more than me. Let me know if you are interested and I will send them to you. (Oh but they're not stuffed yet...you would have to do that)

 
At 8:16 AM , Jessica said...

It seenms like 3D dolls are allthe rage now. I see them everywhere in the form of dogs and birds..mainly owls. These are kind of creepy, but in a cute cuddly way.

 
At 11:52 PM , mzelle-fraise said...

I just discovered your blog, I love it!! the knitted robots are so great!

 

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