Remember the 1992 single from Blind Melon’s debut album about “watching puddles gather rain” and “sleeping all day and then complaining there’s no rain”? You do! Well that’s excellent news because today I have something for all you Blind Melon fans out there. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a round of applause for the lovely Bee Girl! This amigurumi is modeled after the little tap dancing Bee Girl (drummer Glen Graham’s younger sister Georgia Graham) on the band’s album cover, later portrayed by Heather DeLoach in the No Rain music video. Here is where I faced the dilemma. Should I base my design on the album cover girl (who has a halter neck costume) or the bee girl in the video (who wears a camisole)?Eventually, as you can see, I decided on following design on the album cover. The bee girl amigurumi has movable arms which, incidentally, is my first attempt at working with wires. I love how a bit of copper wire in the limbs makes this doll poseable and a delight to photograph. Unfortunately, my first attempt at shaping a pair of glasses for this girl also made me realize how utterly useless I am in this area, forcing me to enlist P’s help. So yes, it was P who made the glasses, not I 😦 Moving on (ahem!), this is how she looks without her hat and glasses. And here is our Bee Girl wandering through the garden, stopping every now and then to perform her dance for whomever willing to watch 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll be back soon with the Bee Girl amigurumi pattern, which is currently scattered all over our living room in numerous bits of paper 😉
Update: The new post is up. Click here to get to the pattern.