Thursday, February 26, 2015

Making my own Spring




We are still buried in snow but I have made my own Spring with this pattern from Mr. Finch and Selvedge magazine.  These are made from walnut ink dyed muslin and old velvet. No maintenance required but they may take a while to bloom!


Here is a brown March hare that I made from an Emma Hall pattern. He is ready for Spring too!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nuts about Squirrels



I made this little guy recently for a friend of my son who is nuts about squirrels.  He is made from felted wool sweaters.  I love working with wool because it is so forgiving.  The antique tin was the perfect back drop!




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine Crafternoon

Some friends spent a wonderful snowy afternoon in my cozy studio crafting handmade Valentines.  We had lunch and shortbread hearts and made some lovely Valentines.  I still have the most fun with paper, scissors and glue!





Even my mannequin Lucille dressed for the occasion




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Heart Belongs to You

A new doll and another project finished for 2015.  This little dolly has been sitting around for a while (several years) and just needed finishing.


I used an old linen calendar towel from 1967 for her pants and part of a one hundred year scripted letter for her party hat.  I like all the typography on this doll.




I made this soldered heart with the stamped solder technique in Terri Brush's molten lava II class.  I used some colored patina on it for a different effect.


Happy Valentine's Day to You!




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Doll Making Workshop

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.  Right here at my studio in Walpole, New Hampshire on April 18th and 19th.  Join me for two days of crafting, companionship and good lunches!   Cost is $135 total for both days.  Homemade lunch is included.  Email me if you are interested.






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Finishing Projects

My goal for 2015 is to finish projects that have been on my list, are half done or ones for which I have materials laying about cluttering up my studio.  With that said, here is a project that I finished this week.  I have a beautiful quilt made by my friend Racheal and I felt that I needed some coordinating pillowcases to dress up our bed and highlight that lovely quilt.  I used this "burrito" style pillowcase tutorial which is very well written and easy to follow.  Making pretty pillowcases could become addicting.  However, I need to focus and turn back to my list of unfinished projects!  See how easily I become distracted.  Hopeless....







Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cozy Little Houses

The weather outside is frightful but I am up in my studio creating cozy little houses from cast off pieces of cardboard.  I was inspired by Terri's beautiful houses and had to try my hand at one.  Good thing all that glitter hides a multitude of sins.  I love the way it looks when lit up.  I tried to create a little scene in the picture window cottage with some depth.