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!
ladies and gents, i canNOT believe how long it has been since i’ve last posted. it’s absurd! abhorrent! abnormal! absolutely unacceptable! so to make it up to you, i will give you the most glove action you’ve ever seen here on this blog.
not even three,
but FOUR GLOVES! in one post!
well, i know what you’re thinking. you’re saying to yourself, “that liz, she so crazy… how she got four gloves lying around anyhow?” well, i’d tell you why… but i don’t exactly know. alls i knows is that i found the first dubglove several months back but was unable to turn it into a glove doll because i had no free time whatsoever because i was teaching full-time. now that i have a little bit o’ extra time, i can do fun things like rehabbing lost gloves. so i apologize at not having photo of the first pair where i actually found them, but i can’t for the life of me remember where i found them or if i even took a picture. i decided that these two gloves, since they were found together, shall travel together all the rest of their days. i chose to create a rider and his vehicle. well, without further ado, here’s the first pair!
say hi to… Gianwayne and his faithful Steed!
the second pair of gloves i found just yesterday when wandering the streets of santa monica with one of my best friends and old college roommate, jessica. i picked her up after she was done with her workly duties and parked my car in one of the many parking structures available in the area. as soon as we exited the structure, we walked right by two beautiful black knit gloves.
we had to stop for a photo, obviously! upon further inspection, i discovered that they are the kind of gloves with little flaps for the forefinger and thumb that you can secure back with a button if you need to use touch-screens. someone totally messed up by losing these babies! i REALLY lucked out this time!
i decided to remove the thumb and index finger flaps and save them for feet. i stuffed one entire glove to make a body and attached the feet on the bottom. i cut the wrist off of the other glove and made a large nose out of it. the rest of the fingers of the second glove form the remainder of the “comb” on the back of the body. i think it looks a little bit like a cross between woodstock and snoopy… now wouldn’t THAT be a weird couple??