Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vikings Recycling?

I know, probably not what you would first put together, Vikings and recycling, but it's this week's challenge for the European Street Team on Etsy.

I don't often get to participate as I'm more often running around trying to put out proverbial fires and don't get time to be as creative as I would like. But this week's theme, as soon as I saw it, cried out to me. I knew immediately what I wanted to do for it.

So here is Dalla... My very first ragdoll creation and a Viking to boot! Dalla is made from wool fabric, acrylic felt, an upcycled jumper from my daughters' baby years, ribbon and an upcycled shower curtain.

She's a very stylish Viking don't you think?

The best part of this project wasn't making Dalla. It was my 2 year old's reaction when he saw her. He immediately pointed to her and said "ou ou" which is what he calls his doudou (or soft toy he carries around with him). Even he knew what to do with it!

14 comments:

ingermaaike said...

No less than briliant!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it's gorgeous!

Jo said...

She is adorable. I love your work. You are an inspiration.

Bek said...

amazing, as always!

ArtMind said...

It's superamazing! You seem to have great talent for making ragdolls.

SoBella Creations said...

Super Sweet!

Ravenhill said...

She is so wonderful!

Vicky said...

I'm so impressed--I don't know how you keep your ideas coming and your quality to high! Your blog is a lot of fun to read.

Bethany Hissong said...

This is really creative! I'm so glad you found me! I think we would be friends if I was still back home! :) I love your illustrations!

kraplap said...

I love her !

karuski said...

Dalla looks wonderful (horns look like huge ears which is really love) and your 2 years old is very clever!

minna

Star of the East said...

Loooooooooooove it!!!

natural attrill said...

Cute!
Toby.

Siansburys said...

she is so cute! i love her! :D