Thursday, May 17, 2007




Lola


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.
And on to the 6th cute and endearing thing about me: I have invested waaay to much time in a television show. But thank goodness I am not alone. They are too.

10 comments:

Handmade Dork said...

Great details on your little Lola! I really can't imagine her in a bikini. For a name, something Italian maybe, like Annabella or Isabel. I'm thinking that just based on the herbs in her pouch and the way her hair's tied up that makes me think of the Old World.

carolyn said...

She is adorable.

amanda bel said...

The doll is just so beautiful, I love it! All that detiail....very cool. My vote for a more domestic/less sultry nam is....Joanie. (After my Grandma~) And, yes the Gilmore finale was good, they had a good run. I'll miss those first few seasons....so good. I watched the Grey's Anatomy finale last night too, and whoa did I sob and bawl all over the place!!! The show isn't even that great, but I watch it to get my weekly "cry", then I'm good to go!

Vallen said...

I love Lola and she indeed needs a family and maybe a new outfit for when she plays the Copacabana which I believe she's scheduled to do this July. No?

iSew said...

I absolutely love lola's face. She's so cute. I look forward to seeing her little family arrive.

Bitterbetty said...

doesn't everyone make up stories about their dollies? and talk to them... etc?

This is a cutie. how could you not be loving her?

;)

Sonya said...

Maybe an old fashioned name like Vi (Violet) or Bea - I am partial. She is very sweet - love the patterns, but I am such the polka dot fan.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I love her!!!! Again, the expression is fantastic! Awesome job :-)

Sugar Bear said...

Oh I love Lola! Very nice work! Can't wait to see the other versions.
Karla

Laurel said...

Really sweet! I love her do-rag! An Lola's a great name, but I'm all for something circa 1950's like Lucy or Bettie (if your still taking names votes, that is).

I was bummed with the Gilmore Girls finally. I've been watching that show since high school and have loved pretty much every season, but the finally left much to be desired. It seemed rushed, loose ends weren't tied, and I just didn't get that sense of closure. *sigh* and now I never will.....
(how's that for a maudlin response???) ;)