I am currently nursing a very badly sprained ankle, it is 14 days later I still can not walk on it without crutches, it is still very bruised along the ankle and outer size of my foot but I have managed to get some work on these dolls done. This is just the first of a few wonderful characters that are almost finished. I could barely wait to share it with all of you. I am really pleased with how she came together and her little story. I am working on a map to share as I add them all to it I will update it. I have almost finished another called Pumpkinella Vine.. Hopefully that gets all of your minds racing as to what she may look like.. for now, here is the lovely Adele Panthatz. Adele is available here on Etsy if you are interested.
63 years old
Widowed : Devlin Panthatz (missing during exploration adventure , presumed dead)
Librarian at the Ministry of Silly Hats(MoSH) in Lambeau Central
Loves to shop at the Central Markets which are open late on a Tuesday evening in the Noreast of the park. Adele lives in the upper south east quarter park facing ring of Lambeau central which was one of the first areas to be developed in Lambeau, consisting mostly of inhabitants who can afford the extra space. Everyday of the week Adele enjoys her leisurely walk along the parks lower walking path which is rumored to have been worn into existence from her walking to and from MoSH everyday for the past 45 years. It is said that it was paved at about the 17th year and lights put in on the 20th year (this was the year Devlin went missing). Adele stops at the 5th light post (which is JUST before the Southern path intersection and over half way) every evening on her way home to ‘make sure that she has everything’ . Upon arriving home she is greeted by the dooking of her two lovely ferrets Dewey and Melvil who have as usual been sure to tip over their water dish each day that she works in a pointless attempt to be taken with her to work.
The rest of her story.. Is up to you..
Adele was made using left over fabrics, thread and anything that was available in my stash in an effort to make use of those small bits I just cant part with. Her body is made with stained calico, her hair is plaited sock yarn, her scarf is made from the same yarn which has been split and knitted. Her outfit is left over linen scrap with crocheted edging and a fabric down from a small piece of printed fat quarter. she has hand embroidered facial features and small Delica gold bead earrings and bracelet. Her boots are scrap black fabric and her signature pants hat is made from left over pants from pattern making for Noxians which has been finished with darning thread pom poms made especially for her. Her little bag is made with antique crochet thread which may show signs on stain.
As with all the Lambeau Citizens the aim is to use those small bits of fabric and thread rather than to send them to the trash heap. Too much that can be used gets wasted because it clutters up and often has no purpose to others. This is my attempt to create something meaningful and enjoyable out of those pieces.
Enjoy and remember be kind to your ankles!