Nothing like a Fed Ex parcel from India to cure those Monday morning blues.
When we were in Bombay last Christmas, I did actually manage to do a little research. A friend set me up with a beading company and, caught unawares, I gave them one of Mym's little dolls that I happened to be carrying, to sample.
Today, this turned up on my doorstep. And it made me laugh out loud.
And once I got over the shock of how different it was to the original, I decided I rather liked it. Yet another example of how images transform through medium and interpretation.
I can't produce this as a doll. It's too small (about 10cm high), the seam allowances just aren't there, and the beading will get ruined in the rough and tumble of turning it all right side out.
But I can use it as an applique. The possiblities are endless.
Please tell me what you think, and any ideas you might have. And be honest. There's no point me ordering 50 billion of these if I'm the only person who likes it.
I also tried to have the wedding jacket sampled. But it will cost over US$100 a piece to make. I don't think it's viable.