Polly is almost packed and ready to travel again. As you can see, she’s been temporarily staying at the Grate Hall Fairy House.
For months, she stoically observed the goings on in the studio with nary a peep out of her painted lips. From her vantage point atop the display case, she could see other characters and projects taking shape.
She watched as new talent was brought in for the American Drama Series, including child stars for a stop-motion animated movie about the 2016 election, which seems like it’s been in production forever. It’s been hard for her stand in the sidelines as a whole new cast of characters acts out her preferred genre – political satire.
Also in the works is a new children’s book about beds around the world (to be published in 2020), which makes Polly think about travel even more!
But, Polly’s patience has been rewarded and she will be going back to Ireland, which she enjoyed visiting in 2013. Despite the last minute decision to travel, she was able to put together a new wardrobe for the trip. A fisherman’s knit sweater was the obvious choice!
First, she had a new plaid skirt fitted. Then it was time to “faux knit” the sweater, using off-white wool felt and tapestry yarn.
Polly prefers a button down style, so she doesn’t muss up her hair pulling the sweater over her head.
A little tam with a pom pom completes the look.
I think Polly will be prepared for all kinds of Irish weather. She looks forward to posing in her new outfit and sharing photos of the trip. UPDATE: See photos of Polly’s trip to Ireland here.
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Polly is adorable! I would love to visit Ireland again. Happy trails, Polly!
Have a wonderful time, Polly! You will enjoy your new outfit in Ireland! Send photos!
L O V E Polly’s sweater. Thank you Salley for seeing us through the last nine months.
Have a wonderful trip. I love your traveling outfit. Hope you are going to the wild Atlantic.
Safe travels Polly. You too Salley.
Have a wonderful trip, Polly and friends! We wish we could be with you again on this trip!
We have had some great trips, Mary. This one also involves music, but in one spot.
Love this! Polly is adorable and looks rested. Have a fabulous trip and I’ll wait expectantly for photos to come this way 🙂
Polly is adorable!
I’m super excited about your new book about beds. Hope you will share as you progress through it!!
Thanks Diane. It’s the first time I’ve worked on a book since starting this blog and other social media, so I’m unsure how much I can show before the book’s published. Right now, I figure that close up process photos will be OK.
Your new book looks and sounds delightful!! I cant wait to watch it unfold!!
I have to tell you how entranced I was by your fairy house at Highfield House! I saw it this summer right before I came over to the Falmouth Art Center for your opening. Also I have to thank you for agreeing to let me get a picture of the two of us together!! Such a fan girl thing to do but I had to ask! That little fairy house is a total delight and brilliant use of unusual materials. I love seeing how artists use found objects!! Thank you for sharing what you do with all of us!!
Polly, you will blend right in. No one will know you are from Cape Cod. What are you wearing, Salley???
Well… a rain coat?
Oh my ….. Polly looks sooooooooooo CUTE in her new warm Irish-knit jacket !!!!!
Absolutely adorable! Your creativity inspires me! I’m in love with your work!!
Sally, you’ve done it again! Poly is sensibly but very fashionably outfitted for her trip to Ireland. Her fisherman’s knit sweater, her tam, and red hair will allow her to blend in perfectly, now all she needs is anything Irish brogue! Safe travels to all.
Bon Voyage! I love the outfit. So celtic!
I am crazy about your faux Irish knits! Wonderful!
Polly is such a lucky doll – and she has an amazing dressmaker! Have fun, Polly!
That sweater and tam are amazing! My first thought was “How can she knit such small cables?”
I love Polly’s sweater the best. Wonderful work. Beds made me think about what I used to sleep on as a child. Being Navajo I slept on goat skin. After a while my mother did away with those. But I look forward to your book.
Absolutely adorable….. the sweater is the best.
Love Polly’s travels!
That faux-knitted sweater is spectacular! Have the best time — I look forward to pictures.
Have a Wonderful and safe trip Polly ..GOD’s Blessing to All
Exquisite sweater and tam. She looks beautiful!
Admiring your beautiful work gives me so much pleasure Salley. 🙂
Beautiful work, as always! So inspiring
Love the detail in the blanket and the vest. Pretty!
Your work is so amazing! In a few weeks I am going to La Conner to see your creations there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!
Thank you Julie Ann! I hope that you enjoy the exhibit.