Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm Becoming as Mad as the Hatter!

I think I'm going BONKERS!  I've been resting my hands and they are feeling better.  They get sore very easily though, so I know that I'd better rest them some more.  But I think I'm going BONKERS! 

When I'm tired and have energy for little else, I've been finding myself searching through Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and "who knows where else" for ANYTHING.  Anything to do.  Anything to buy.  Anything to make.  Anything to learn. 

Just yesterday, I had almost convinced myself that I really wanted to learn how to make molded felt faced dolls.  I even found a kit to start out with.   And the day before that I ordered "Anatomy of a Doll" from Amazon.  I even figured that I could change my name to "Bingle Bears, Babes, and Buddies."  I think I'm losing my mind. 

Well, let's put it this way.  I've really enjoyed making the doll I'm working on ... and I do know that I will finish little Lizzie.  And I have committed to making an Izannah Walker doll with our youngest this fall.  BUT ...  I'm really not much of a doll person.  Never have been.  I don't think I ever will be.  I can see myself making the occasional doll, but not all the time.

ACK!  I have GOT to start making bears soon or I might go completely over the bend.

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

16 comments:

  1. Hi Miss Cheryl,

    You made us giggle cause we say "around the bend" and trust us, Mom has been there (several times), giggle.

    Please be careful of those precious hands. And we have to tell you that we really, really love little Lizzie, we can't wait to see her completed.

    Hugs and more hugs...
    Prudence & Sissy
    (Mom too, of course) (o:

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  2. I understand, Cheryl. You are doing the right thing by waiting. And I'm like you with dolls...I'm really not much of a doll person, though there are some very special ones out there. You must share the dolls you make with us.

    So is pattern design for bears an option while you're resting your hands? Is there anything in the process of bear making that doesn't bother them? Hugs to you! I know you'll get back to your sweet bears when you can. Soon, very soon.

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  3. Oh Dear Cheryl ... please don't go bonkers otherwise you'll end up like me! LOL!!

    Hope you'll be BEARing up soon.

    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  4. Oh, I know the feeling!
    Hang in there, dear friend..
    A little bonkers is a good thing. Really!
    Hugs,
    Laura ♥

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  5. Cheryl - what a funny blog entry!!! You made me chuckle (sorry, not at you - with you!) How frustrating it must be for you. Take care though - we need to see lots more Bingle Bears!!!!

    Hugs,
    Marg xoxox

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  6. It's perfectly healthy to need to keep busy!
    Especially when you're trying to distract yourself :)

    Maybe this would also be a good time to delve into research on alternative bear nose styles! Ones that won't hurt your hands!!!

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  7. Thanks everyone! I'm just bouncing off the walls a little higher than usual. BOING! BOING! BBBOOOIIINNNGGG!!!!

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  8. You nose its the noses causing the problem. Its time to get nosey and try something new, we want bears!

    Stay healthy though, don't let your hand progress get set back.

    Hugs, Amanda x

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  9. If it is only the nose that is giving you a hard time make the bears. Do them as far as you can go and then leave them to finish at a later date. It will keep you busy and happy, and you might find a different nose solution in the mean while.

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  10. Thanks all! I have a pretty good plan as to what to do with the noses. Right now it's just an issue of weak hands that get hurt by anything and everything.

    I also have icky paperwork to catch up on--and have been making some progress with it. I told myself that I would let my hands rest from bears until September, but with TBAI next week, I think I might start in a couple of weeks.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  11. Hi Cheryl,
    I hope your hands heal quickly :-) and I definitely know what you mean by not having a connection with dolls. The molded felted faces intrigue me, though. If you could mold a face with felt you could mold noses and other stuff. Now I'm off to doing some research.

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  12. *Hugs* Cheryl.

    All the best people are mad anyways....

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  13. Oh dear, hope you can get back to the bears soon!

    Hugs

    Katy

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  14. I know the problem (giggle). There's no way out without bearmaking. I hope your hands heal quickly ;-) Have a nice day!

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  15. Only the best creative people are bonkers, didn't you know!!!) Keep those hands rested.
    Sandi xx

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  16. Smiles... giggles... laughs...
    such a great post!
    Wishing you fun with all types of projects while your hands heal~
    :)

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