May 15, 2010

What the heck are Rice Dolls?

I have been super duper busy preparing for the upcoming craft shows this weekend for JC Village Art & Flea Market and Single, Mingle & Bark. I wanted to share photos of my progress so badly! Sadly, I have been too busy sewing to even do that. Every day this week I've been sewing into the wee hours of the morning! And I can do this without coffee! I don't mind so much. I'm having fun sewing that time just floats by. And I get to watch a lot of DVDs at the same time. Its gnarly!

My rice-filled dolls aren't a new idea, but I feel like its part of some sort of underground culture. Most people don't know what they are. But when I actually do meet people who know what they are, its like we have an unspoken gang symbol or something. haha! I love how excited people look when they see my version of these rice-filled bags. For the rest of the community, I find that I have to explain what they are. And sometimes people are plain confused that they're filled with rice and wonder if they'll actually work. I don't mind at all. Its kinda fun to introduce them to my critters. I've broken it down in this chart:

hahaahaha, that cat cracks me up!

I have tons of new rice dolls for this weekend. Anything left over from this weekend will be put into my etsy shop I'll do my best to take photos of this weekend!


cuteordeath said...

You know...every time I make a rice bag, it ends up eventually burning. I set my bandana on fire the other day because I microwaved it too long. :p Very cute chart! I guess I should only do 30 seconds next time...

Sarah said...

Yikes! I've never had one burn on me before because I do it this way. And if its not hot enough after I check, I just heat it for another 30 seconds :)

I did burn carrots in the microwave once. They must've been the driest carrots in the world!

katie lee grosskopf said...

Oh, this is adorable! And informative! Good luck at the fairs this weekend, I'm sure it'll be really fun and you'll hopefully meet other great people!