These guys were begging for masks ... since social distancing was not possible for them. How could I resist?
I have been imaging a "tube" figure for awhile. This is the result so far, after a number of disappointing attempts. The polymer clay heads were built on dowels and then mounted together on a base with stuffed canvas bodies. The tallest figure is 14" high. Maybe they need arms, but this way there are no hands to wash!
OK. These four are set to weather the virus as best they can, but could I justify making masks for all my dolls? Guess not. Maybe I could do something more useful?
This week I connected with a group that is planning to make 6,000 masks for our community. So far, I've sewn 65 masks. I challenged myself to clear out my fabric stash and sew 100 masks. There is still stuff stowed away here and there, so it is still possible.
I forced myself to throw way handfuls of scraps as I was cutting these out, especially the really tiny pieces and fabrics I never liked very much, anyway. But, I've always been drawn to the odd, inbetween pieces, sometimes even more than to the whole, flat fabric, so I kept the little bits that called to me. Now my stash is smaller, but better than ever! I could still make masks for my dolls!