The start of a penny wooden Dutch doll. I had decided to go with a "china head" sculpted out of clay.
I had even planned to have little feet.
Everything was marked and measured.
And what ever kind of really light weight feels like styrofoam wood this is ought to burn all nice and pretty.
In my print making days I worked with pine so I have a slight understanding of how to work with wood. I have the carving set, a selection of rasps and files, some sand paper, and the feeling I could generally see this through if I had decent wood.
So I shall have to wait until I make another trip to the craft store or a Home Depot or something for a better kind of wood and I shall try again. Hell, some of the old timey peoples only had a dull knife to make theirs.
I can buy a replica for a decent price but where's the fun in that? I really want to try to make one, and I'd like to try and sculpt her head too.
The Yoshida book just came in so I'm going to kick back and read that, and a few other things I wrote a long while ago that need to be spell checked, and ponder my next project. I have the Annie's Attic doll to crochet, she's jointed, Magical yarn to knit, a ballsack to make, and a muscle in my back that wants to keep pulling.
PS, I had some trouble logging in to Type Pad, their server was acting up, so if I don't seem to update in awhile that might be why.