Sunday, 6 June 2010

Cats, Dolls, Poppies and an Interior

Lily and Tiger flopped out in the heat yesterday. Lily has had an operation this week-I found a lump on her back on Tuesday, took her to the vets Thursday, where I ended up leaving her to have it removed. Poor thing. She has been back for a post-op check and the vet said the wound looks ok. Strictly, I am not supposed to let her out for two weeks, but I have gone against advice. She was so miserable being kept in on the first day and basically just wants to go to the loo and lie around out there. I am keeping her in at night.
Cassie is six months old now! She has grown a lot although her feet and ears are still too big for her. She fits in so much that it is like she has always been here. She loves Lily and gets on with Tiger now. She doesn't like being in the garden on her own-she likes one of the other two, or me and Andy to be there too!

This is Anachronistic Alice. My idea was that she would look like a Queen Anne doll, but be Alice in Wonderland. Anachronistic, because Alice was much later than Queen Anne dolls. However, she has turned out to look like some kind of hippy artist. I think the colours I have chosen for her clothes are brighter than I imagined, and so look more modern. I like the name though, so I am sticking with it. I will put up more photos at another time. Her hair is mohair wool from a great selection I got from the charity shop a while ago. It was all lovely muted colours and I just love this grey.
The photo below is from yesterday, and looking again today, it reminded me of one of those Dutch interior paintings. I have cropped the doorway from the photo. This was just as I left the medicine lady and one of the children had come in to talk to her.

This is the other doll minus hair but with clothes. The dress is too smock like at the moment but I am going to cinch it in at the waist with some blue fabric. I was watching a really good episode of Doctor Who as I made the dress yesterday-all about Vincent Van Gogh, so now associate her with Vincent somehow. She is sitting on a Box plant. I love Box. It has such a strange, almost nasty smell, but looks so good when used well. Andy's Dad was brilliant at making little box hedges and sometimes I was allowed to trim them!

These frilly poppies are on the river bank at Upnor and I have added one of the lovely filters from Kim Klassen.

15 comments:

Poetikat said...

I just love the names you give your dolls! Anachronistic Alice is wonderful!

Lily looks happy to be outside; I think you did the right thing. When do you find out about the test?

Fingers crossed that everything is okay.

Luv,

Kat

Janine said...

Awe...I understand about how hard it is to keep a cat indoors! Poor Lily! We just had a lump removed from our dog. Cassie is adorable, Circe, stays close to home and wants us outside with her, for a cat that doesn't like to be held or pet very much it is funny that she actually scratches a door or window for us to come out!

I LOVE that doll without hair! Really don't put any on her. Love your other doll too!

Sonia ;) said...

I love the whole post...Have a great week xoxoxox

Angie said...

Great post & have enjoyed reading more - I will return. Fingers crossed for Lily.Thanks for your visit.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Anachronistic Alice, what a great name. She does look a little "Hippy" like, but that's not a bad thing.

Your cats look the spitting image of my tabby cat Tammy. Hope that lily gets better real soon.

Have a good week.

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah - I jope Lily recovers ok. I love Alice - your dolls are fabulous! The shot through the door is lovely and atmospheric - definitiely like an old painting. Have a good week, love, Anne

Mary said...

Glad Lily's on the mend, it's very hard keeping a kitty indoors when she's used to going outside :-)

Tracy said...

Oh, poor, Lily...do hope she makes a good recovery! Sweet Cassie--she's grown so much! The dolls are lovely--and so are their names. That interior does look like a moment from a Dutch master's painting... Happy Week :o) ((HUGS))

colleen said...

I like your dolls. I have one I'd like to show you, made a Floyd folk artist Annie Moon. Maybe I should photograph it at some point.

I especially like the Dutch painting/photo! http://looseleafnotes.com

Linda Sue said...

OHHH KITTIES! Nuzzle and scritch.
I hope that she will be OK, healing in the sun outside is the best medicine.
LOVE absolutley LOVE alice! She is perfect in every way! Her hair is a great find! I ordered some curly wool - ETSY, it came from England of course- and is the most luxurious long beautifully curly wool EVER! Your dolls are SO FAB!!! Good job, you! Love the photo of the woman with the little girl- I may want to paint that one day...a visiti in person might be best.

KindredSpirit said...

love the mad hippy hair.

Your cats made me sad - my mum's died today aged 18. :( his brother died a few months ago and so now she is cat-less.

snoopydog said...

Such beautiful cats! I think you've done the right thing in letting her go out. Love, love, love your dolls (as always). They are such amazing little individuals. Hope you have a good week! Ros

P.S. Now going to start..... to finish my reports! Well, that's the plan.

家谷 said...

keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice and relax day!........................................

jabblog said...

Poor Lily - I do hope she's feeling better and that the biopsy results are encouraging. At least the sun has meant that she's relaxed in the heat and that can only be good. Cassie is such a sweetheart - a real 'people kitten'.

Liz said...

I hope Lily feels better soon! It's so hard to keep them in when you know they just want to be outside. Your dolls are beautiful!