Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tiny Crow Girl Dolls
As you probably saw in the last post, I've had crows on my mind lately and these two are why.
I just finished them yesterday and they are so tiny and cute, just 7" tall. I was thinking of the Counting Crows rhyme the entire time I made them and they seem to personify the number two...
One for sadness, two for mirth;
Three for marriage, four for birth;
Five for laughing, six for crying:
Seven for sickness, eight for dying;
Nine for silver, ten for gold
Eleven a secret that will never be told.
There are so many versions of this rhyme but this one is my favorite and seems to be the one on which Heidi Holder's marvelous book is based.
The illustrations in this book are breathtaking and it's certainly one to have if you love beautiful childrens' books. ..and you know I do! Crows and kids' books...a perfect combo for me! There's also a fascinating explanation of the Crow augury here that might be of interest to other Corvidae fans.
Now an update on the fabric swap. So far we have had only 9 people sign up and this just isn't enough. So I'm debating scrapping the whole thing or maybe giving it a try in January. What do you all think?