Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Yet another shipwrecked soldier was washed ashore the sweeping coastline of Corona Del Mar!
The Shipwrecked Soldier.Click here to see the sailor prince shipwrecked on these very shores earlier. These waters are full of dolphins and migrating whales. The shores were also rumored to lure mermaids of all sorts.
October 2, 2012. Tis’ my first time conjuring up clouds with free online photo editing tools PicMonkey!
October 1, 2012. Monday after the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
YAY! Thanks to Sarah’s reminders, I finally finished making this soldier man doll!
- This handmade doll is about 20cm (less than 8 inches) tall.
- His prussian blue coat and beige breeches were recycled from my boy Dimiter’s outgrown pants.
- His cravat was fashioned from a light cotton blouse from our lovely Alauna of Santa Ana.
- The soldier’s hair is made from wool roving from Suzoo’s Wool Works in Costa Mesa.
- Golden glass beads “buttons” are from Piecemaker’s Country Store in Costa Mesa.
- Skin colored cotton knit fabric was purchased from The Company of Angels Store in Costa Mesa.
- His boots were made of velvet, hand dyed (by Christine Newell) wool felt and grey taffetta because I ran out of leather.
Discovery of A Surprise Package
October 4, 2012. The lonely soldier walked along the shores. He discovered a wrapped bundle! What is this? He greedily picked it up and hid it under his coat.
October 4, 2012. Yay! This handmade doll is SOLD on etsy. Thank you!!! I busily crafted a little extra surprise to go with the soldier to his new home in the north. Please check back next week and I will post what that surprise in the package is! – Jzin
Scuppers the Sailor Dog
Unlike the Sailor Dog, Scuppers, this soldier was a land lubber. His ship was tossed in the waves and he ended up in kasbahs and strange lands just the same as Scuppers.
A beloved book: Scuppers the Sailor Dog. Nunu received this beautiful book on her 3rd birthday.
Inspirations for This Doll
The young, strappling Edmond Dantes, played by Gerard Depardieu’s son Guilliame in Le comte de Monte Cristo (adapted from Alexandre Dumas (père)’s book). Oh! I LOOOVE that story! La Princesse Haydée de Janina and others are also sources of inspiration for doll making.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo/ The Count of Monte Cristo.
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I am giving away a handmade doll in Fall 2012. Please leave a comment below and suggest the doll(s) you will like to see on my giveaways. – Jzin
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