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Monday, June 16, 2014

"Flutterby"


This little figure - based on one of my favorite themes - butterflies - looks at me with a somewhat longing face.  Perhaps she wants to fly away?  Her name comes from the "Urban Dictionary" which tells this fun story:


"Flutterby was the original name of the butterfly until Mr. Jiminy down the road invented a machine in 1912 to fly.  When he named his machine the 'flutterby' anyone who used the name had to give him 2 pennys for copy write laws."



Lots of fun stitching on this dear little thing.  I shall try to keep her away from open windows so that she'll stay here for a little while.

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne  

9 comments:

  1. It's a very serious little face - I wonder what she's thinking about...

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  2. This was worth the anticipation, Penny! What a dear little doll. How tall is she, and the colors, oh, those lovely muted colors, did you dye the fabric to achieve them? Such pretty fabric. I love the button too, of course, hard to see it's detail, but the placement is perfect. I just got a lot of vintage buttons for a pittance from eBay. What a fun addiction! She is beautiful, Penny!

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  3. Oh Penny I love her, much as I have enjoyed your houses and other pursuits I started following your blog because you made dolls. Now a combination of both, how perfect and I love the flutterby story, a so much more suitable name than butterfly.

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  4. Debbie -- thank you so much for your comment. Don't worry -- there will always be dolls in one form or another. I'm currently working on my second one in this form. Stay tuned...

    Penny

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  5. well, what do you know ...
    this is what I used to call butterflies when I was
    a little girl !
    She's a little gem, Penny.

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  6. She's a delight! So serene and calm. Wonderful!!

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  7. She looks so wise and serene - as is she knows the secret to happiness and is very content. Lovely work Penny!

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  8. This baby is so serene and beautiful, Penny....you are "back in the groove" with your art dolls! Love the fabric, stitching and butterflies!

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