Sunday, November 27, 2011

Corners of my Home

Just a peek into my home decorations for Thanksgiving.  These decorations are not up for long though as Christmas is coming soon.  Does anyone else wish for more time between holidays?  I would like to have more time to enjoy my most favorite holiday of Thanksgiving but Christmas sure is pushy!

I did this little turkey painting on a tiny canvas that I had lying around.   Not a masterpiece but colorful!

Here is a little witch that was just given to me by a dear friend.  She knows it's not Halloween but sneaked in among the pumpkins anyway.

The peace orb made by my potter friend Sharyn Tullar finds its way into all my vignettes.  I just love it!

Hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were joyous.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two New Girls

Introducing Mimosa, one of my series of dolls titled "Les Fleurs"  She has a beehive hair-do with acorn embellishments.

And here is Violet who wears her copious head of hair in a snood.

They are all the best of friends.

For sale at the Walpole Artisans Cooperative or if interested, email me.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Introductions: les Fleurs

I have been working on a series of new "sitter" dolls with a flower theme.  I have some amazing pieces of floral vintage fabric that serve as the inspiration.  Two more in the works but they had to have a little plastic surgery tweaking.  The middle "Rosie" looks like she has a bit of an attitude but she has been well behaved in my workshop.

Not sure where the pink hair came from but "Valerian" definitely has a wild side.

Dahlia is tall and thin and fancies herself a bit of a flapper.  She is proud of the vintage shell embellishment on her cap.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This and That

I know I am a bit late for Halloween but I thought I would share my decorated front entrance.  We had a cold and raw night for Halloween here in New England and I had to shovel the walkway earlier in the day for the trick or treaters.  We had a few hundred despite the cold weather.  Tough Yankee kids too...some just wearing sandals and no coats to show off their costumes.

Same photo with Picnik's cool spooky textures which I love!

I didn't have any carved jack-o-lanterns this year (gasp!) because I waited to long too to get my pumpkins and I think the snow storm ruined them all.  I had bought these beautiful gourds earlier.  The little ones in front are called "Turks Turban".   I love the varieties of all the different gourds available.

Again, some cool and creepy textures.

And for something more cheerful and upbeat,  here is some WIP.  I am making a series of flower dolls inspired in part by Elsa Beskow's wonderful illustrations.  I will share more later.