Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Miss Olivia Gets Accessorized (Copycat Challenge #8)

Do you know Olivia the Pig? The saucy, contrary, fashion-driven, smarty pants little pig who is the main character in the books by Ian Falconer? I absolutely adore Olivia!

So, when I saw the project on pages 40-41 in the Blanket Statement book by the wonderful and talented Vicki Haninger, I knew this was a project perfect for Miss Olivia Pig. I'm just sure Olivia would be getting excited about the upcoming olympics, and would most certainly love watching the ice skaters in their sparkling, stylish costumes. Here's the sneak peak of the book project:

The project is intended to be a one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament, but I changed it up to make a pair. Skates, yes, skates --- and green skates at that. I had some vintage red and white pom-pom ball fringe that I cut apart, because if you know Olivia, you know she l-o-v-e-s red and white! A matching scarf was created for the young porcine as she does tend to get a little chilled in this winter weather we've been having lately. Olivia (the doll) was given to me by a dear friend. She's actually a Madame Alexander doll. There are costumes you can buy for her, but they are a bit on the pricey side, so poor Olivia has been stuck wearing the red dress outfit for quite a while now. She's happy to finally be getting "accessorized" with a scarf and skates --- even if she wishes they weren't green. Poor thing.

7 comments:

Timi + Andrew said...

Cute as always! And I still love the name Olivia but I think we won`t name our little daughter this way because it seems to be a bit too popular these days:(

soniap said...

Adorable, Deb! Would Olivia ever like to visit the library on a Tuesday night?

The Lindahl News said...

Timi, did you know that Andrew's Great Grandma Nelson (Elom's mom) had the middle name of Olivia? Her first name was Mabel...maybe you could go with that?

Sonia, sure Olivia can come to the TLC on some Tuesday night! After all, it was Patricia who gave Olivia to me. Will there be chocolate treats - I think she (O) likes those the best...

Vicki said...

Adorable! How clever to use the ice-skates as dolly accessories. Olivia's matching scarf is fetching--really completes her snazzy "ensemble". She's all set now for the Winter Olympics!

Thanks for sharing and for the links too. xo

Spirit Bear said...

Deb, I just watched the Opening Ceremonies - and, voila I find Olivia in her fetching outfit: how you! I think far more of us should start playing with our dolls again. I know I had fun dressing the "American Girls" for Christmas. I wish we had a place to display her at the library. You could dress her for different occasions, just as my neighbor dresses her patio ducks. I might ask you to make a scarf for David, my gnome!

Spirit Bear said...

I think I am now caught up with comments for all your dear projects, as I promised. Can't wait for the next one. Check back and you will see that I added remarks to all past items. Happy Valentines Day!

Spirit Bear said...

I'm really bummed I missed Olivia. Can she come back another time? please?