I finished my embroidered doll (really she is more of a softie/stuffie) the other day. I would have posted pics of her sooner, but Monkey found her and has been playing with her ever since. He has even requested a boy doll for him and a baby doll for peanut girl, saying that there needs to be a "family" for him and peanut to play with. Needless to say I am very happy to oblige and soon there will be a mister and a baby for Lola.
Lola is all dressed and ready to do her housework, duster at the ready. I think if I ever make this particular doll again I'll try to make her a real apron. I made her with no arms and legs on purpose, I was going for the Russian stacking dolls look, though I do have an arms-and-legs version in the pipes. It will be a good long while before I have an arms-and-legs Lola to show, because, frankly, I am just not that good at this stuff yet. Regardless, I love her in all her housewifery glory.
Though, I do have to say that a family gal isn't quite what I had in mind for Lola. I may have to change her name to something more domestic. Any ideas? When I originally drew out the dolls I included a bikini-clad Lola and a violin case-toting mafia Lola. Somehow a husband and child don't fit in with the bad girl image I was going for. Maybe she'll stay Lola and hve an alter-ego "Lolita". Yeah, I like that. Lola the sweet, family girl by day and my night "Lolita" the mafia crime boss. Don't you love how I ask your opinion on names and then before the paragraph is even over I have decided not to change her name and give her an alter-ego instead?
Add a 5th cute and endearing thing about me: I make dolls and then name them and give them alter-egos. That's downright weird. Fun, yes, but weird. Oh well. I'm ok with it.
On a completely different note, I watched my tivo'd Gilmore Girls last night. All in all I liked the series finale. It was my favorite show ever, but it was time to be done. Ugly Betty has been capturing my attention lately, so it softens the blow a bit. I did think it felt rushed, but it was always a show that left me wanting more at the end of the episode, so I guess I'm used to it. I like how L & L quietly made up, loved that Rory went off on the campaign trail and that Lorelai will be at dinner with the Gilmores friday night.
I was falling out of my seat laughing at Emily trying to lend Lorelai more money, and if Aaron wasn't sitting next to me I would have cried buckets when Richard told Lorelai what a great mother and person she was. I think I would hve liked to see Logan again, not because I liked him (I cheered when Rory said "no") but because if they loved each other so much I just think he would have been around a teeny bit because you just don't go from a proposal to nothing like that.