Monday, November 3, 2014

023/365 - Robert Armstrong Jr. & Where It All Started

It's funny how inspiration hits. Or how obsession finds you. Sometimes you don't know, and sometimes you know EXACTLY where it happened.

I know the exact place, and exact moment this clothespin doll obsession started.

At the store where I work, the boss was giving away some old crafty magazines.



Stuff from the 80s, which I inexplicably love.



I was mostly looking for stuffed animals as I was flipping through, trying to decide which ones to take home.




And then I flipped by this:


I guess I knew about clothespin dolls, but I'd never given them much thought. Something about these guys' little jointed arms intrigued me, or something.  I dunno. I was smitten with the idea right away.

I took the magazine home, put it on my crafty shelf, and promptly forgot about it.

Months later, I don't know what got me looking around on the internet, but I found the 365 Clothespin Dolls blog.

And that was that.

So I finally got around to attempting this little family that started it all. My clothespins are a little different from the ones used in the pattern, but I think they're still cute.

This is Robert Armstrong Junior.

#023 - My friends call me Robbie.

You'll meet the rest of his family over the next couple of days.

I've never been so glad to have stumbled across a free magazine. It just goes to show, you never know where your next fascination is lurking. You just never know, so you just have to keep your eyes open.

It could be where you'd least expect it.  Anywhere!

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