“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Friday, April 24th, 2009
12:10 A.M.
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I just finished her this week! I've been working on her since about Halloween of last year. I actually started for one purpose. To send it off to my daughter, Irene. But she got pushed to the back burner [the doll that is, not daughter, lol], and I stuffed her away for a while...nearly forgetting about her all together. The main pattern I used for her was one I found online and had them send it to me. It's for a kitchen witch. You know? Those little charmers that are supposed to keep your kitchen and your dishes and cooking from any foul/harm? Ya, those are the ones.

Then, instead of making her a 'flying witch'...when I completed her with her yarn finishing touches the other day, I thought she was cute, just sitting there with her basket. I do have the broom for her in case Irene wants her to hang somewhere...but, in the meantime, she's gracing the library/computer room. She's made with wire, stuffing, rick/rack, doll hair, country print plus a checkered undergarment, felt slippers with red felt soles, soft sculpture face and hands with a peasant scarf on her head. Her eyeglasses are just molded wire rims. The broom is styled with 'Harry Potter' type broom....I gathered twigs and cut a small branch, wired it and then stained and glossed it. I think Irene will like her. Thing is, I'd like to have her named. Got any suggestions? HELP?!!!!

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42 comments :

  1. You are so clever, Anni. Your kitchen witch is really something. Very nice job.

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  2. You must have put a lot of time into that. It is beautifully made.Your spider is in the same category as my snake....yuk. but the poem is good.

    Call her Wilma

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  3. That's certainly how nature seems to be - on the individual level at least.
    A nicely done tale.

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  4. She turned out very cute! I'm not great with names, but she looks like a Glenda - a good witch!

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  5. You did a great job. I have never heard of a kitchen witch.

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  6. Beautiful, I´ll come back next week! :-)

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  7. The witch is very good. The flash 55 is so violent.Plus I don't like spiders that inject things.
    My 55 is ready for today.

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  8. Dr. John I don't like spiders myself...period!!!

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  9. You must have copied my face ! I recognized me immediately ! You did an absolutely great job ! I am very honored, lol !

    PS it is really a cute little witch

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  10. Gattina You crack me up.

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  11. I like her even more than a country witch. My mother has several country witches hanging in her kitchen but I like her more than any of them she must really be a cool good witch

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  12. Very good job on the gift - I'd have a hard time actually giving her away!

    The poetry is very graphic - you do a great job. I have never written much poetry. Very well done.

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  13. Did you use a stocking for her head? You are so very talented. I think you should name her Gertrude.
    Thanks for sharing her.
    Mama Bear

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  14. It's really beautiful Anni! Tell me if it's working for you kitchen, would you, coz I guess I bedly need one!

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  15. Wow, you are very talented to make a doll like this...so much intricate detail.

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  16. love her...especially her nose!
    well done :)
    p.s. i posted a link to the sandal pattern...it's easy!!

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  17. Your little witch is plumb adorable!

    At first glance, a real "sourpuss" demeanor ... but no, there's a heart of gold in there, (somewhere).
    Why, she's my paternal grandmother and her daughter (my aunt) in one ... Adele!

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  18. your 55 is magnificent, absolutely magnificent. and as for 'her', what is her name? she's too cute to not have a name??? i can't believe you made her from scratch. and yip, lucy is ours...

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  19. Anni,

    She is beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your talents. You've done a wonderful job with her and your daughter is going to be delighted to have her.

    I was thinking Gertrude or Matilda would fit her...good old fashioned names of people who knew how to cook. Another option would be Gattina...naming her after you very good friend, whom I'm sure is an excellent cook.

    Enjoyed your flash fiction. Great job.

    Hope you have a great day.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. Morning friend....I love the detail you added to her...what a talent! The first name that popped into my head was Hilda...don't know why! lol But she is a cutie!!!! Thanks for coming by I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  21. She is really cute. I tell you put a lot of workd into her. Great job!

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  22. You captured the essence of spiders in your 55 - well played!

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  23. She looks wonderful... you did a great job!

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  24. Tho you *witch* looks nothing like Gattina, I think you have a name just from her comment. I would call her *Gattina Gutinhiem Guardian of all Kitchen Goodness*

    Well so much for that!

    And YES -- Death does become spiders!!

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  25. Hi Anni...

    Just read the sweet note that you left on my music boxes...thank you so much for coming by and for your sweet comments!!!

    Ohhh my...what a darling doll! Girl, you must be very talented...she's just adorable! Hmmm...don't think I've ever called a witch adorable before...hehe!!! Did you do sculpting on the face? It's really good!!! I tried my hand at doing a couple of the sculpted faces several years ago...was fun but took a bit of experimenting, you know? Anyway, I just love the fabric of her dress...such a pretty, bright floral...and then the coordinating check fabric underskirt is just darling!!! You really did a marvelous job making this this cute little kitchen witch!!!

    My friend, this is my very first visit to your blog and I was reading your profile. Noticed that we have so much in common...you said that you grew up in a little podunk town in Ne. All of my Dad's family live in a little podunk town...Fairbury, Ne. Of course, I live in Colorado now but I moved here about 9 yrs ago from Texas. Lived in South Texas for over 30 yrs. Just thought it was funny that our lives have taken us to the same states!

    So glad that I came by and so very nice to meet you...
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  26. Ahhh, Latrodectis Theridiidae...
    "These words he speaks is true
    We are all Humanary Stew
    If we don't pledge allegiance to...
    The Black Widow"!!!
    (Alice Cooper)

    Nicely done again Anni.

    One of your best! Thanks for sharing this little gem with us all.
    Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

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  27. Great witch! You are SO talented and so creative. I am in awe!
    She is dressed like someone from Bavaria or Switzerland, so perhaps Gretchen or Gretel. Or Ida Mae, Una Lee, Ursula Rose, Wilhelmina. Nellie Mae, Gladys. Oh, please let us know what you decide!

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  28. this is a great ode to Charlotte, of Charlotte's web!! My but I don't like spiders, I do love your 55, i just got mine posted.

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  29. Loved your 55 - very creative.

    Love the witch too. Also very creative.

    Prayer Girl

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  30. Aw, that's really cute and you did a great job on her! So glad it was the witch and not your daughter that got pushed to the back burner! :)

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  31. You did a wonderful job - I am sure your daughter will love it.

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  32. With a wave of the wand to Harry and the Nimbus broomstick, how about Hermoine (sp) for the Witch? She's wonderful with her glasses and colorful clothes...great job!

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  33. Oh, she is so cute! She made me laugh! You are so creative! I'm sure your daughter will love her!

    Katherine

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  34. She's awesome...great job! Bet your daughter thinks she is worth the wait!

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  35. Wow! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring others to get 'er done, no matter how long it takes. :) Thinking of a couple projects right now that I need to pick back up. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

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  36. Anni !! What a great job you did.. I know your daughter will treasure her forever. Thanks for sharing her with us.. Have a Great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  37. Oh Anni! I LOVE your witch! She is darling!!! I've always said I was going to make one of the soft sculpture dolls... I really need to get on that! But not while I'm in Wisconsin! Yes - I am visiting with Dr. John and his family until next Tuesday - well, I leave Wednesday morning. Then we'll be taking our time heading home... visiting a few places that I've never been. We're having fun.

    I think your spider poem is fantastic! I don't LIKE them either - but I LIKE the poem!!!

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  38. That is so cute. Your very talented.

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  39. You are so awesome.

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  40. Hmmmm, I'm glad we're human, could lose a lot of the male population that way. Have a great weekend. :)))

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  41. Omigosh, that kitchen witch you made is soooo delightful, what a fabulous job you did of making her!!! No doubt Irene will just love her:-) I use to have a kitchen witch sitting on a broom and hanging in one corner of my kitchen...yearsssss ago and I don't really remember what happened to her! lol

    Shivers at the Black Widow...I so am petrified of spiders! lol You did an excellent job doing the Friday 55.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend. xoxo

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  42. OMG, the spider scared the crap out of me lol

    The doll is GORGEOUS!! Well done!

    My son wasn't hurt from the flip on the swing, no, he's crazy but good at everything he does, and so, while my heart did stop when he did it, he did it again many more times and each time better than the last.

    We did, however, get a new camera! Better pictures are finally in my grasp! (as soon as I get a hang of the thing lol)

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