It has come to my attention that Stitchy McYarnPants has posted links to Melody’s and my blogs, so I need to get things up to snuff around here. If you don’t know Stitchy, check out her archives of the Museum of Kitschy Stitches (MOKS), they are hilarious. She does things with vintage magazines I only dream of.
Sorry for the confusion on an earlier post. I had a leftover PaMdora hanging around the quilt in progress to keep me company while I work, not as part of the quilt. The real PaMdora according to plan is clad only in a bra.
For those of you who seem interested in seeing the naked truth, here’s a close up of the flowery fabric. Unfortunately, that’s about as risque as it gets since PaMdora seems to wear something that’s sort of a cross between an 1950′s style brasserie and a sports bra.
Since Myra asked, the figures here are all cut out of fabric, not printed. The stripey orange shirts are cut from a Jan Mullen fabric and the diamond yellow desk is a Jane Sassaman print. Mostly I like to use plaids, stripes, and polka dots. And lots of black in the background to make the black outlines.
I’ve got a small stash of hand-dyed fabric, but since it is rapidly shrinking, I’ll probably start trying to dye more this summer. It helps to have a wider range of colors. I don’t really like PaMdora in this purple since she looks a little ghostly, so I borrowed a pink head to see what it looked like….
Eekk! It’s a frightening hybrid PaMdora! But now wouldn’t she be good if she grew some little claw legs or maybe robot arms. Anyway I need to not always be stewing about color choices and re-doing things that are done. Finish everything else first, then come back and re-examine this area… That’s the plan anyway, but I couldn’t resist posting the pink head.
I’ve finally gotten some new cd’s to listen to while I work so I don’t keep playing the same old Bare Naked Ladies and Dave Brubeck’s over and over and over. Here’s some new ones:
Beck – Guero (already rapidly becoming another one of my overplayed disc, especially the track “Black Tambourine”)
Moby – Hotel
Pink Martini – Hang on Little Tomato
Rachael Yamagata – Happenstance
The Blind Boys of Alabama – Atom Bomb I can’t believe these guys are all over 70. They are gospel singers who sound so comtemporary.