Popdolls

January 28, 2008

I made these two dolls for some friends who had to undergo surgery recently. They’re little sympathetic healers, bringing love and “get well soon” energy to the recipients.

Popdoll for Oliver
The first one I made for Oliver, a 3 month old baby who had to undergo heart surgery.

Popdoll for Elias
The second one I made for Elias, who had surgery to remove thyroid cancer.

Each doll is about 10″ tall, made of muslin, with yarn hair and a felt appliqued heart, a bandage around the affected area, and a handknit sweater. Elias’s doll also got a scarf, because I figured after throat surgery he could use it.

Grunion #0480

January 28, 2008

yeti

Yeti made for Anne.
Fake fur, felted wool sweater, felt & plastic eyes.
Approximately 10″ tall.

Grunions #0477-0479

January 28, 2008

Secret Mystery Club Grunion for September 2007 (super-limited edition of 3):

Garibaldi

Garibaldi

Size: 7” tall
Habitat: graveyards
Food: blood worms
Special Attack: unpleasant odor
Notes: Garibaldi is a bat demon from the much marshes of Transylvania. Great clouds of Garibaldis swoop from the low-lying fog & guzzle copious amounts of blood worms from the bait cups of unsuspecting fishermen. When they aren’t eating fishing bait, the Garibaldis haunt the lonely churchyards, tying weeds in knots & digging small holes in order to trip fail old women. The Garibaldis love the sound of breaking hip bones. Legend has it that any children who spill their family’s bait will be spirited away by the Garibaldis, never to be seen again.

Grunions #0472-0476

January 28, 2008

Secret Mystery Club Grunion for June 2007 (super-limited edition of 5):

The Ultimeat Barbarian

Ultimeat Barbarian

Size: 10” tall
Habitat: fjords
Food: pickled herring
Special Attack: Strength of Nature
Notes: The wolves bark with the wind in the Summer-time. As the moon passes the shadows, the wolves pry the limbs from the conquered ones. This is the world from which the Ultimeat Barbarian climbs. From the chilled fjords of Rutabagaland, dreaming of Valhalla, where he eats vast quantities of meatballs and drinks mead from the horn of an evil dragon. When he isn’t listening to The Ring Cycle on his boom-box, he is most likely engaging in scrimshandery or other chicanery. The Ultimeat Barbarian rides his steed “Vanilla Furry Smith” into battle and the enemy loses faith.