Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Vodka and dolls

My recent handiwork, inspired by blogs on dolls, many are in Russian.

Vodka is an alcohol which I have not tried neat, which I understand is how it is normally drunk. I have probably tried it in some cocktails. Anyway, this drink came to mind when I looked at my audience stats just the other day. Voila, Russia topped the list again (besides Singapore which is expected, since I am a Singapore blogger).

Russia nearly always popped up in my blog stats. So I hope they read this post as I want to thank them for visiting. Of course, there was also one from the most exotic of places (to me) -- like Morocco.

I would really like to hear from them though, on their own memories of their childhood. And I hope they read some of those that I have been sharing, and wonder about them. How different or similar?

Of late, I have been very intrigued by the art of making dolls, especially those of the Waldorf reputation. And I found so many blogs by Russian authors on these lovable dolls. They make the most whimsical looking ones too! Their workmanship is meticulous and their doll clothes are gorgeous! Their tutorials are also thorough and yet, full of warmth -- as much as I could detect from the Google translation.

By the way, I have been trying to make dolls since I was a child -- but never with success till now.
My little adventures with the art of making dolls are in another blog: http://waldolls.blogspot.sg/



8 comments:

streetsing said...

I must say it's a lovely doll. Such a hobby I guess it's more for the ladies. For me I like wood walking sticks:)

Tienyin Lo said...

Thank you! I would like to make wood walking sticks too, except that you would probably have wood shavings all over the house and then it's a pain to clean up 😃

streetsing said...

Yes that's true it's quite messy, that's why I only managed to make one so far. The rest I purchased through the internet :)

Tienyin Lo said...

How about the cane type? Bought one some time ago for tai chi lessons. Got it from Alexandre Village, a shop there sells cane stUff.

streetsing said...

Oh yes, the cane furniture shop at Alexandra village, I bought four Malacca canes from them. Wanted to see how they would turn out after painting them. It actually turned out very well when painted, a few layers of varnish prevents moisture and scratches :)

Tienyin Lo said...

Wow, you must have got a big collection of walking sticks!😀

streetsing said...

Indeed I have, twenty over canes and hiking sticks. Have a fondness for wood, just buy and buy. The last one made of hickory I told myself would be the last ;)

Tienyin Lo said...

You are the first person I know who collects walking stick. But it sounds like an interesting hobby especially when you like wood. Better than furniture which would take up a lot of space in the house :)