Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Doll..Two Sides to Every Story and Every Girl

My new topsy-turvy Cinderella doll. She is made from cloth and then painted with several layers and varnished for a smooth almost wood like appearance.

In all her finery she wears a dress of dupioni silk in the palest of blues adorned with handmade rosettes and vintage ribbon and lace. In cinders she wears a dress made of humble cotton patchwork from a vintage quilt top.

There are two sides to this girl!

Back details

Handmade tag

Her lovely purse which contains an important message from you know who!

Don't get caught up in the evening and forget....

Good advice for any girl.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Summer Pleasures

I haven't been too diligent about keeping up my blog this summer. It is so darn hot right now that I have lost all motivation for anything. I lay around with the dogs on days like this. Actually, I would like to be laying around with the dogs but no such luck. My first born is home from college with his film degree in hand and ready to start the next phase of his journey. I had an exhausting day school shopping with my teenage daughter for her first day of high school. So, looking into my garden and finding this beauty was such a pleasure. I love dahlias even though they require digging up in the fall, they reward you with such gorgeous blossoms. This one is called "Bonny Blue" even though it looks pretty purple to me. Of course, folding clean crisp vintage linen off the washing line is like a religion to me. I call my clothesline my "temple". Do not disturb me out there!

On another note, I had the chance to visit this lovely shop in Guild, New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago. If you love wool this is a mecca! They really cater to rug hookers and braiders and their selection of hand-dyed and over-dyed wool is wonderful. I did come away with a little bundle and some packets of dye to try some dying of my own.
Aren't these colors luscious!!!