Genre: Craft (sewing, doll-making)
Characters: Samwise Gamgee
Summary: Sam gives me a hand in the garden.
Author's Note: Sam is posed in one of my yet to be planted garden beds. I do hope he's sprinkled a little of Galadriel's gift there!
Prompt: Write or create art in which a character plants something. (What she or he plants can be literal or metaphorical!)
Sam in My Garden
A few years ago, I made a Sam sock doll as a gift for the_arc5. I had always intended to make another (as well as the other three hobbits.) for myself. So I started with Sam again, as I'd made him once before. He is made from a ladies cotton sock, has brown button eyes, embroidered eyebrows and mouth, and has synthetic curly doll hair on head and feet. (My original Sam doll had embroidered hair, which was entirely too time-consuming!) He stands about 8" from the soles of his furry feet to the top of his curly head.
The pattern for the hobbit sock doll can be found at How to make a HOBBIT Sock Doll by Lobelia at TORN, though I tweaked it a little, especially in the methods of sculpting the face, and in some major adjustments to the clothing. Sam also has a jacket and a Lorien cloak, but he wouldn't be wearing those in the garden!
Sam's little trowel was made from this pattern.
The captions on the pictures come from "The Garden Song" by David Mallett and made famous by Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary and Arlo Guthrie among other well-known folksingers.
Here's a link to the song.
I hope that Sam will quickly be joined by Frodo, Merry and Pippin!