Friday, May 29, 2015
New Face in the Garden
Actually, St. Dorothy is patron saint of brewers, too. Which, all in all, is not a bad personage to invoke around the Farmlette...
But I digress. Back to Dorothy, the scare-girl in the back garden.
Dorothy is a project two years in the making. I found her outfit, a fantastic chinese-red-orange number straight from the polyester heights of the 1970s, last summer at a favorite thrift store. Along with her palmetto hat and brown gingham apron, I found a pair of old pillowcases to make her long lovely arms and beautiful face. I had a wig already, so all it took was a little sewing, a little fun with Sharpie markers, and some simple construction of a wooden frame.
Sadly, the actual making of Dorothy and construction of the frame took a whole year to accomplish. You see, I tidied away the dress and hat and other bits and didn't find it again until this spring...whoops. Well, in any case, she's fully formed and upright in the garden, happily watching over the peas and cabbages and garlic.