Now there's a title that brings the '60's to your mind, doesn't it? I do apologize if you find the tune running through your head now. I've been trying to get rid of it for a month or more!
The Bobby part of this post is my latest cloth doll. You've seen previews of her and you'll be pleased to hear she is finished!
Bobby is for my doll club's "traveling" project this year. Each month, she will go home with a different club member and spend time with them and their family - cloth and flesh! While she is gone, a different dolly friend will come to stay with me each month.
The dolls will all have a notebook or journal/scrapbook of some kind, so we can write about their visit and add photos of places we see and things we do. Sounds like a lot of fun . . . and a little scary, too!
This is Bobby's scrapbook. In a moment of madness, I decided to make her book completely by hand! Well, I did take that journal making class last year. It has to be good for something!
I painted some pages, and grabbed some used envelopes along with scrapbook and artsy papers and made the book. I forgot to count, but I'm thinking around 30 pages or so. Pages that are dark colors or heavily textured have a square of lined writing paper attached.
The front cover is made with fabric and just inside is a scrapbook accessory Passport with exactly the right number of pages (I think). It was so cool to find that!
And the back cover is actually a box! So there is a "safe" place for Bobby to stay when she's not visiting. Finding this box was real serendipity. I was dreading having to make a box or stand for Bobby, when an item that's been on backorder arrived in a little box of exactly the right size!!! The box is 10 x 7 and you can see that Bobby tucks inside just right.
So, Bobby is all ready to set off on her travels, guitar in hand of course. She should be gone about a year and I can't wait to see what kind of adventures she has. In the meantime, though, I can't wait to see who is coming to visit me!