Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nutcracker 2012 - Nutcracker Clothespin Dolls

My darling daughter attends the Clytie Adams School of Ballet. She has since she was three. She LOVES it. She tried out for Nutcracker this year, and made it! She had tried out two times previously, and didn't make it before. This time before tryouts, I told her, "Smile as big as you can. No matter what, just smile!" She was like, "Mom, I didn't smile the last times I tried out and I was fine." She wasn't fine, she didn't make it. She figured that out, and smiled as big as she could, and she made it! I was so happy that she learned such a great lesson to not give up! Way to go girlie! I love you!

As a parent, you are assigned to work on a committee. I was assigned the boutique committee, and got to design and make some clothespin dolls to sell. A big shout out to Holly for helping wrap all the arms! Thanks my friend!

I am thrilled to share them with you, and  this is my favorite! The Arabian... I love her, especially her pants!


I made 56 dolls in all. It was a lot of work, but they turned out super cute!
 
 

Candy canes!


 Snow


Soldiers
 

Gingerbread
 

Blue Ballerina
 

Tiny Mouse
 

Pink Ballerina
 

Purple Ballerina
 

I didn't get a close up photo of the Oriental, but they were darling, and look just like my kokeshi dolls that I make.


The performances run Thursday through Saturday at the Browning Center in Ogden, UT. I am so excited to see her dance her little heart out! If you are coming, stop by and say hello, and pick up a clothespin doll, or anything else you fancy!

Have a Happy and Creative Day, and thanks for stopping by!

Risa

5 comments:

Wendy said...

they sure picked the right person to be on that committee...the dolls are darling!

Shelley said...

great artistry as always!! beautiful :)

would you make a wooden doll Nativity Set and then I could try and copy it?? haha! i need a set and your style and creativity would be perfect :)

best wishes to your little dancer!

Debbie said...

We are going saturday, but I am pretty sure those will be gone...Any chance you could stick one of them under the table with my name on it ;)

They are all so cute!

Sharon said...

So adorable!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

You need to make a navity outa clothes pin dolls!! So darling

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