rock&dolls addict

2013-05-19

the cold feet syndrome



i receive daily lots of messages about my dolls. some mamas seem anxious and ask: "what's the matter, she (he) dances nights and days, she (he) runs all the time…" some others are desperate: "please tell me it will get better not worse...? 




see this little girl. her name is grace and she promised to be calm, quiet, helpful and polite. she tried so hard, but she really couldn't. why? 




DON'T WORRY, i know what happens.


yesterday, grace was quietly horseplaying, tickling, wiggling with yoko and lou, when yoko came breathless, screaming "mommyyyy, we have a situation!" i let my knitting and rushed, panicked!
"mommy, grace she has very cold feet, that's why she jumps all the time!"
 


oh my goodness! i tried to quantify the temperature of her feet: im-pos-si-ble! they were too cold and the thermometer couldn't work.




fast, fast, i had to do something!


of course, we wrapped a blanket around her feet, and i took my emergency materials:


a skein of big yarn, 
a pair of needles size 11, 
london calling (65 minutes, exactly what you need to knit and sew a pair of boots)
dishwashing soap

nice gummi gloves
blonde on blonde (the cd, you can't offer you three pauses, you have a situation, remember! so 72 minutes to felt)

a kettle

first i washed my hair and put the avocado mask (never waste your time! 138 minutes of your life, it's precious.)

so, i spent 62 minutes knitting my usual boots pattern, with some minor modifications (yarn is a little bigger, needles 10 or 11, stockinette instead of garter). you'll see, 62 minutes go fast with the clash! 

caution: you have now 3 minutes to fill and switch on the kettle, sew your boots, weave ends, etc. hurry!

i obtained a floppy disgusting pair of boots. perfect!(sorry, i took photos of the floppy boots, but the flash card stayed on my desk.)

then, felting! don't forget the music, it will be your best friend for an hour and twelve minutes (and one seconde but nobody knows).

put your floppy boots in boiled water, then rub and scrub and rub again with soap during an hour. just follow the music.


why ONLY ONE HOUR? hehe, because as soon as begins sad eyed lady of the lowlands, it's time to rince. twelve minutes of clear water.
ain't you stoned now?



then?
then look at your perfect tiny felted boots. press them and let them dry.
(btw, rince your hair, you won't spend a whole day with avocado on your head)



so, if your doll seems excited or agitated, just measure the temperature of her feet, she probably has the cold feet syndrome!
knit her felt boots and her whole life will be transformed…






23 commentaires:

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    1. please don't laugh, deborah, we had a very serious situation!

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  2. I'm so glad this emergency was easily fixed!!! There's never a dull moment at your house, huh Winter? :-) ♥♥♥

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    1. you know what it is, Faydra, with all those rascals; that's why we don't have a minute for us. xoxo

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  3. Mais tu n'arrêtes jamais, bon d'accord là c'était un cas d'urgence...
    J'aime beaucoup ces cheveux.
    Geneviève

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    1. tu comprends pourquoi on n'a jamais le temps de se voir!

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  4. Loved every minute of it. :) And Love your dolls, too.

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    1. thank you, einav. maybe you could explain us your secret for always elegant, calm and cuddly dolls!

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  5. I must try warm socks on Tara and Hansel, those two boys are the ones always scampering around here....playing tag and making messes that Gretel and Conegonde feel they need to clean up!! Wonderful story and fabulous adivce :) What I really want to know now is....what's to become of the beautiful little golden haired girl Grace? I know my little ones would always welcome a new playmate, hehe!!

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    1. thank you for letting me know how useful is this post. actually, i'm not surprised tara has the CFS, i already thought about him as soon i understood.
      are you sure for hansel? isn't it the Only One Cold Foot Syndrome? i remember he had a tendency to just wear one shoe and use this other one to hide cookies!

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  6. Si, si drôle! Merci pour les grandes sourires!

    Peut être tu veux savoir qu'une fois (il fait beaucoup d'années) j'ai gagne deuxième place pour mon Karaoke de "Should I stay or should I go." Je serais toujours fière de mon deuxième place.

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    1. i'm jealous!!! i just could be less pretty but more pathetical than cameron diaz singing "i just don't know what to do with myself" :(

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    2. We have to hang onto these small victories in life ;)

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  7. Oooops, I ate all the avocado. With an egg yolk and olive oil, do you think the shoes will look OK ?

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    1. aaarrgh, i feel anxious for your HAIR, melinda! maybe you should knit another pair of boots…

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  8. Ohhh Winter, thank you so much for your advise. My beautiful doll, Penny, has been really forlorn lately,and now I know why.....I am off to make amends right now!!....one pair of teddy bear socks coming up!!..and this Mumma is going to get her knitting needles out immediately!!!..

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    1. i'm so glad to help, Carole! Penny will be completely transformed, you won't regret the teddy bear socks!

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  9. Do the rascally dolls ever beg you for the avocado on their faces?

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    1. no, julie, they just climb my head and eat the mask. it avoid stomach wrinkles.

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  10. Hmmm...Grace and Iseult seem to have some things in common! ;-)

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    1. i noticed something interesting about iseult: she is a very wise girl and never quits her rabbit hat nor shoes when she climbs trees in panties... she probably has the CFS (and maybe the cold head syndrome). good luck!

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  11. I love your little girl dollie, she has now warm feet and can have a rest. <3

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  12. Winter to the rescue! Grace better be a good girl now as I'm sure your hands were sore after you knit AND felt those boots. They turned out just perfect.

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