Saturday, September 30, 2006
last week when we the whole family was at the Big Dollar Sale at chapel hill comics, s spent the majority of her time gazing lovingly at the uglydolls. she got one with her birthday money back in june, and was able to purchase a keychain-sized one last week. her problem was that we were at a BOOK store, right? so where were the BOOKS about uglydolls? the lovely vanessa, owner of the shop, had to break the bad news to s that there was NO UGLYDOLL BOOK. a crushing blow. s came up with the solution: make our own uglydoll book!
both the kids got creative and collaborated on "the little uglydoll whippie" book. s art directed while h took dictation and drew the pictures. s went back and colored the whole thing. it has a tenuous plot and is riddled with several genres. i won't give it ALL away, but it does include aliens, girlscouts, cookies, a beanstalk and a pong-gong. the latter is a fictional device conjured by the children.
after the BOOK was accomplished, s decided we needed to get to work on making the ACTUAL uglydoll named whippie. while she was convalescing this week, we chose fabric, decided on a shape, and sewed the doll. altogether it didn't take long, and the thrilled daughter was all the payment i needed. her first order of business was to hightail it BACK to the comic shop and show vanessa what she had accomplished.
so ugly it's almost cute, huh?