Red-Haired Lumberjack

He has a really long hat :-)

He’s got the same tattoos as the last fellow- Eagle on his chest, George Washington on his arms.

I am planning on getting these onto Etsy today, after I go pick up my vegetable box at the farmers market. I have more lumberjacks sewed up for the future but I think I will stop with these for now. With no shows scheduled and none in the foreseeable future, I want to have a good range of pieces in my online shop so I will go on to something else. That is after I get all my dahlias planted!

Lumberjack #1

Finally, slowly, I am finishing things. With no show dates and slow sales, I am not terribly motivated. Also, I am distracted by the news (a bad way) and the garden (a good way). Let’s get on to these lumberjacks.

He has a cashmere hat in case he’s cold.

Manly chest with tattoos. And an axe on his back.

Greenman 2.0

What a week, what a crazy time we are living in. I am having a very hard time pulling myself away from the news which isn’t helping my anxiety or getting any work done. I think most of us white ladies are trying to figure out ways we can do better and that, for me at least, has involved a lot of reading, listening (mostly on Twitter), and no chiming in of my opinions. As a result I haven’t been posting on the social medias. #Black Lives Matter. I’ve got some things to show you now so I will try to get things back on track.

I made 2 green men dolls in December. One went off to a new home but the other just sat in my shop and every time I looked at it, I could only think that I didn’t like those eyebrows! So, I changed them. I almost never do that- I can think of maybe 2 other times in all my doll-making years? Anyway, I think he looks much better now and he is back in my shop.

I have mostly been working on Lumberjacks.

I will have a finished one to show tomorrow.

Tweedy Pug

This is the last one for now. She is dressed in Autumn colors with a tweedy top. I think she looks like she would be happy partnering up with Miss Marple.

She has a cashmere skirt and wool plaid scarf to stave off any brisk breezes.

Her tail is sticking straight up! I forgot to curl it before I took the photos. There is a pipe cleaner in the tail so it can hold a shape.

another Fancy Pug

The pattern on her top is called houndstooth (which is perfect of course) but I think of them as stars.

And a fancy flower pin.

She is beige cashmere and a cashmere knit skirt. The top is wool blend.