happy new year, everyone! i hope you all had a wonderful holiday season full of friends, family, and good food. i know i sure did!
to begin, i must set up the story. this begins way back in november, at thanksgiving…
my dear friend jenna and her lovely parents joined my family for a thanksgiving feast at my house this year. jenna had come from texas and her parents came all the way from ohio. thanksgiving night, jenna and i had a sleepover at at her hotel in santa monica and spent the next day frolicking around the city. as our frolicking came to a close, we started our walk back to the hotel and came upon a pile of trash left by some careless hobo, no doubt (it’s santa monica).
amongst the pieces of debris, i spotted a diamond in the rough! an abandoned glove! hurray! but aw.. gross.. santa monica glove. thankfully, i was carrying two bags because i had bought christmas cards and a birthday present for my mom that day. i consolidated my purchases into the larger bag and used the smaller one to pick up and store the glove on its journey.
fast forward to christmastime. my good friend marken is back from new york city for the holidays and we are at knott’s berry farm with her mom, meg, and our friend beeta. why are we at knott’s? for a craft fair, duh! (what?) well, we are walking around this craft fair, unimpressed with the knick knacks and various homemade crap. i heave a sigh, expecting to leave the fair empty-handed, when i see a glove relaxing on the floor in a doorway! yay! i had no tissues or baggies to pick it up with, so this time i just sucked it up and picked it up with my bare hands and held it daintily between two fingers until i located some paper towels to wrap it in.
fast forward again to 2012 and after the holiday hubbub, i have time to sit down and make some glove dolls. these two are fairly straightforward and i know right away what i want to form them into. the santa monica glove is a plain black knit glove but the thumb lends itself so nicely into a long nose. the knott’s glove has cute rubber polka dots on the palm, so i want to highlight that feature. the pinky and thumb fingers become arms and the wrist hole becomes a mouth.
please welcome 2012’s first glove dolls:
Huell and Lon!