Miss Blackbird Pie

In honor of Pi Day, I made a pie dolly today.  She is based on the old nursery rhyme:

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye
4 and 20 blackbirds, baked in a pie
When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing
Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the King?

About a dozen years ago, I wrote a song called Song of Sixpence while I was teaching an art camp up at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School.  I saw a boy with a june bug on a string, but from far away, I thought it was a bumblebee.  It looked funny, and I imagined a boy with a pet bumblebee taking a walk.  This was in the summer, and there were loads of blackberries on campus, which I picked and ate to my heart’s content.  It was the first year after Randy and I were married, and is sort of a nursery-rhymish love song that doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense.  But it’s fun.  You can see our little homemade music video of it here:

You can find other videos and all of our music for sale and download on our website: www.thejosephineknot.com

Rosie has a lovely drawing this week.  I think it will be especially fun to color all the details in her outfit.

Paloma has made a partial drawing.  Finish it for her!  What does she look like?  Where is she standing?  What is all around her?  I think you will enjoy this drawing.

As always, sending love from The Paper Doll Club!

Miss Blackbird Pie copyDetailed doll by Rosie copyGirl with Beautiful Dress by Paloma copy