Another take on the townhouse design.
Birds (pigeons) flying,
And little houses.
Sometimes it can be a VERY long time between me considering something and it actually getting made. It might be nearly 10 years ago that I drew out a playing card lady and put some fabric together in a ziplock bag. I’m sure this lady isn’t exactly what I imagined originally but I’m happy and will work on this design some more.
My blog is 15 years old today. How crazy is that! We’ve come a LONG way together.
Here is my windy day Lady pillow doll.
She is reminiscent of this lady that I made so many years ago (April 2010!). Also, my tiny world pincushions. Someone messaged me an amazing photo of a chair with appliqued town imagery and I’d link to it but I couldn’t find any artist attribution so that doesn’t feel right. Anyway.
edited- I found it! Cityscape chairs.
She has her cashmere hat and scarf for this blustery day.
Details of the houses-
And here is one more photo from when I was working on her. You can see that I tried out some other ideas that didn’t make it into the finished piece. I was planning trees and blowing leaves but changed to chimneys and smoke.
I’m trying out a few little tweeks in my lady pillow design. This lovely Poppy Lady is in a summer dress- scoop neck and sleeveless.
She is pretty much all cashmere- everything except her hair and shoes.
It is so nice to get something finished. It has been too long!
I have visited my favorite Thrift Stores recently to check out if the rumors were true- tons of donated everything, inspired by Marie Kondo‘s show on Netflix. The pickings were excellent and I think I’m probably all set for the year now!
I haven’t had any finished pieces in a while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working. I have spent so much time cutting and more cutting. I have cut out girls, lady pillow dolls, kitties, dogs, owls, and I can’t remember what else! Finally I am moving forward to sewing and finishing. First up, lady pillow dolls.
And then I’m excited to make some dogs in removable clothing.
I don’t have any other shows on the schedule as of now, but I’ve applied to several so hopefully I will have some in the Fall.
I have no teaching scheduled but if you’d like to organize something, let me know. My schedule is mostly open. I am happy to teach to small groups (4 minimum) at my house in the Boston area.
That’s all the news for now and hopefully I’ll be back soon with finished ladies!
I’m needing a little green in the middle of January.
I got inspired to give him a head garland by this photo in Arcadia Britannica, a book of modern British folklore portraits.
He has a leaf bead and a variegated embroidered vine belt.