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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Angel

Here is an angel that I've made for a family friend who has been very kind to us.  I hope she is happily surprised.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some New Work for Autumn

Just a few of the things I have been crafting for Autumn.

Wool and Cashmere pumpkins trimmed with vintage lace.

New Folk Dolls:  Frieda and Fred  

Frieda has been sold leaving Fred alone for now!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Jane Austen Inspired

I have been meaning to make this apron for ages.  The one that Emma Thompson wore in Sense and Sensibility when Edward (Hugh Grant) comes riding up and she is hurriedly trying to get it off to look presentable for him.  Here is my version made from an old curtain panel from the forties or fifties and some rough linen.

It is quite fitted around the back with some buttons.

I will wear it with my handmade Jane Austen brooch of course.  I have a similar brooch for sale in my Etsy shop.