Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hello, Dolly

Wandering around the Interwebs, I came across a dammit doll. What's that? It's like a voodoo doll without the pins. You take your frustrations out on the dolly. Most of the dolls I saw required sewing. I can barely sew on buttons. There was a pattern for crochet, but I can only manage simple granny square patterns.

I remembered a doll I had made in Girl Scouts eons ago. It only required a head made from the leg of an old pair of pantyhose and yarn. I love the color yarn I found.  Now I'm trying to decide if the doll should have button eyes instead of a blank face. Makes me think of Coraline's Other Mother in the movie Coraline. Black [buttons] are traditional, but you can have any color you want.

There's also a little poem that goes along with the doll:

Whenever things don't go so well,
And you want to hit the wall and yell, Here's a little dammit doll,
That you can't do without.
Just grasp it firmly by the legs,
And find a place to slam it.
And as you whack the stuffing out,
Yell "Dammit, Dammit, Dammit."

There was another variation of the poem for computer problems, too.

 I can think of a few people who could use a doll like this. What do you think, button eyes or leave the face blank?

1 comment:

  1. I think no eyes. Might cause too much damage as you slam it into the wall or something! LOL