Friday, August 15, 2008

I've Been in The House Too Long

Meet 'Haus Frau'.... my representation in cloth of how I see myself.
Yes, I smoke, no I'm not proud of it.
Parker is scared of her, and so am I. She's going to the Omnific Assembly as part of a group exhibition called 'Totem, Dolls With Soul' she will be hung in Federation Square as part of the Melbourne Fringe. I'd love to hear from anyone else who is taking part, leave a comment so I can swing by your blog/website and have a squiz.

21 comments:

Cathy said...

Haus Frau is fantastic - just love her - love your apron too!

The photos are fantastic and tell a great story!

Kirsty said...

She's fabulous! Great job Claire.

Danielle said...

I love Haus Frau's red shoes!!! Perfectly co-ordinated with her hair and apron too :)

Marita said...

I think she's wonderful and looks very happy dragging on that ciggie. Her dress fabric is gorgeous.

Ellie said...

Love those shoes...

superminx said...

fantastic! I love the fabric you used, though I must say you're a bit better looking than you let on with that doll :-) When are they due? I'd like to put one in though I'm not sure how I'd represent myself... maybe someone sleeping? I'll go read the link.

I'm a non-practicing smoker, I suck lozenges instead (have for years now). They don't stink and the kids don't 'know' so they won't copy me later (maybe?)... though I suspect it's genetic and they might just try it and like it anyhoo... evil drug! S'pose you read about my dad's lung cancer? He's at home recuperating now so he got lucky!

nan said...

Oh super, how exquisitely un-pc of you. And her frock - I have that exact fabric!! She's beautiful, but I wouldn't mess with her.

The Toy Society said...

She looks hardcore that house frau.

Glad to see you're part of that exhibition. I got an invite but couldn't decide what to do so didn't sign up.

Leni and Rose said...

She's a great Haus Frau! Love the eyes, the dress, the shoes, the hair, love it all!! I got an invite to paticipate as well - but just couldn't come up with the goods, unlike your good self!! She's really fantastic!

Kate said...

mmmm. smoke. I miss smoking. I follow randompeople in the street if they're smoking because I'm a weirdo who loves the smell of cigarettes. Did I mention I miss smoking?
Top Haus Frau by the way.
Smoking. mmmm.

CurlyPops said...

Haus Frau is cool!
I know you don't need anyone else telling you how bad smoking is, but from someone who needs some new lungs....please give up..pretty please!

ashley said...

what a cool little Frau! that's adorable and so is this happy little blog! x

Bec said...

oh she's gorgeous!! I love her hair!

I'm on day 8 of non-smoking now and it's a bit of a nightmare but I'm going to do it this time!

ada sunday said...

very very funny. I love her hair. I can almost hear her voice.

Victoria said...

I have to say that is so cute adorable and awesome, love her face and cltohes and jaunty/sweet/funniness. I also love the photos - and your outfit!! Would like to see that exhibition.

potty mouth mama said...

Wow - she's cool, I love her - head to toe.

Page 63 of your Manual said...

Holy cow! Hi, I'm the curator of the aforementioned exhibition, and can I just say how incredible is your doll! Wow! I love the fabrics you used and I love the cigarette. A smoker and proud, well done you!

But wow, you should be really proud, she's beautiful. I can't wait to meet her in person!

Sayraphim

Page 63 of your Manual said...

Whoops :) Not proud, but I think it's great that, if you smoke, she smokes too.

Simone said...

I am the producer working for Melbourne Fringe and with Sayra on TOTEM. She sent me this link to look at your doll - it is amazing. I am getting so excited about the whole thing.
Can wait to meet her in person / doll?

ren in perth said...

love the frau :)
Hasn't P grown, I must send you some pics of the kids
The three of them still love their monsters, tho some are more worn than others :)

(**give up**)

hugs and hi to D as well

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

ooh she's wonderful! I'm still working on mine :-)