Queen of Hearts Lady

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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.

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Windy Day Lady and Blog-iversary

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.

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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.

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Details of the houses-

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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.

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Lady Pillow Doll, some design tweeks

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.

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She is pretty much all cashmere- everything except her hair and shoes.

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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!

February News

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.

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And then I’m excited to make some dogs in removable clothing.

2-5-wip - 2 The main event that I am planning and working for is the Smithsonian Craft Show, April 24 – 28. I am so excited to be going back to Washington DC! I had such an amazing time last year.

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!