Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rag Doll


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy New Year!

I have already made my New Years resolutions and they are many. This will be my last post until after the New Year and I wanted to let you all know how glad I am that you stop by and leave comments. It really does make my day! I have been blogging for a year now and it has been a blast. I enjoy stopping by your blogs and seeing what each of you are doing with your creative talents. You all do amazing work! See you next year!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gifts Only God Can Give

I am so thankful He came and that He is my comfort and strength. This past year He has given me strength when I had no more. He has given me peace when there was nothing but turmoil. He has given me laughter when my heart was breaking. His words are truth even when we can not see it. He did not say we would not have troubles, but He did say He would be with us while we go through them. He has been right by my side through some very difficult times, so this Christmas, I am just feeling very thankful He came and that He is in my life. I can not imagine a world without him.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Reason For The Season

I climb into the attic to take out the decorations, but nothing is as special as this one. My mother gave it to me. She bought it as green ware and had it fired in the kiln and then she started painting on it and gave it to me and I have been finishing it up.

One more to be painted. They all were antiqued and then dry brushed with acrylic paint.


Christmas Ornaments

I thought if I wanted to share a few of these ornaments, I better get to posting. I made these a few years back and I just love them. I was hoping to make some more this year for my store, but time slipped up on me. I will be more prepared next year (I hope). I will put them in my store next year in October.


Rag Doll or Pillowcase Doll or Holiday Doll

It all started with this little tree. I thought, I will make a little rag doll to go with the rag tree. Then I grab a vintage pillowcase and I decide to make my version of the pillowcase doll. I make the doll and then my inner child is telling me to dress her for Christmas (I am making six of these at one time). But they are not finished because now they are becoming a Holiday Doll. I wonder how she will be dressed for New Years and I will need to make a cute little box to hold all the little holiday treasures and dress that will accompany each doll to it's new home


Monday, December 15, 2008

Felting and Fibers

This is one of my favorite things to do. Grab a bunch of stuff and just start making it work. I can't wait to see how this turns out. I have lots of things I am working on this week, such as trying to finish up on some of the things in progress, but that is how it works for me. I think it's because I just enjoy so many different mediums. It would be terrible if I had to choose one.


Friday, December 12, 2008

I made this little cat out of cotton. He is missing his little red ball. I guess he needs me to make another one.

I just love her little face!
Sweet little vintage angels

I laugh when I look at the tinsel dripping over the mirror. I told my Mom, "I will never have that stuff on my tree". A good lesson in never say never.



It's beginning to look like Christmas. I just thought I would share a few pics from around the house. I have a thing for gingerbread. Run Run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man. I loved the story as a child and still do today.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Crochet and Embroidery

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We finished up on the leftovers yesterday. I need to really get out of my zone and go shopping. I really am a hermit. I made this sweet little cuff a few days ago. It will be going in the store. It's been a long time since I have done any embroidery work and I must say it was fun. For those of you following the reconstruction, I had a little set back and need to do some seam ripping. I cut up the arms of the sleeves with the intent of inserting another part of a sleeve from another shirt. It was a flop, so I will be working on that today to fix it. I have also started a new blog called My Spirit Cloth Journal


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Tree?

Yes, It is a Christmas tree decorated for Thanksgiving. I do this after Halloween because Thanksgiving Eve I decorate the tree for Christmas. This way it is up and ready and in the mean time I have enjoyed the tree decorated in all the fall colors.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Artful Clothing

I think it is finally beginning to click about this artful clothing. The best thing to do is really get in there and begin layering. I did not start seeing this until I began cutting apart pieces of clothing. It seems like you need lots of pieces to really make it start coming together. I even like the little quilt blocks hanging there with the bright colors. I did end up using my vintage dress form and that did seem to help to have something to pin and tuck on. This is really lots of fun! I like things that are a little wacky.


Crochet Edging

I think I have found that something that will give my reconstruction some color and pattern that it so much needs. It is a scarf. Now I just have to figure out how to drape it, so it looks good. I really wish I had a good dress form. The kind you can adjust to your measurements. I was watching the DIY network and on one of the shows they made one by wrapping the person in duck tape and then stuffing the form. I can just hear my husband now as he tries to cut me out of the tape.LOL
Yesterday I decided to do a little crocheting around the collar. There was a part of me that wanted to go with bulky yarn, but the shirt is a gauze type material and I felt it might be too heavy
It seems these days I have a need to crochet. I have a lot of scraps, so a month ago I started cutting out 2 inch squares and stitching around the raw edges and then crocheting an edging around the square. The light weight quilt will be reversible