This was the last fellow that I finished up before the Providence Show. In the end, he never even made it out of the storage box. That’s the way it goes.
Yes, that is a boar on his chest. With some rabbits above and a lady goddess coming out of his pants!
I bought a bag of mixed buttons last fall and there are lots of good ones to choose from. This button matches his early 1900′s look.
His hair and beard are a black and grey mix.
Ruins on his back-
I am working very hard to get everything into my Etsy shop. I should be done today. Also, I will be working for at least another week so if there is something you want before Christmas, I might have time to make it happen. Send me an email- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping it seasonal here :-) It’s a skeleton party!
See that button on his belt? It’s bone. I believe these old big-hole buttons were specific to underwear. I have a lot of them.
This fellow got finished at the perfect time of year. This fabric is both Day of the Dead and Christmas. I should probably do some research to learn more. What I know for sure is that it is gorgeous.
I think my favorite image is the little skeleton angels.
He has glittery gold rick rack on his belt. The rick rack is left-over from my days making kids costumes.
Happy Halloween everybody!
This time I remembered his axe.
And no hat-
Another cotton lumberjack, this time a blond big man.
He has a wooden button on his belt.
And a cow!
Traditional toiles can be so much fun to work with. I love finding the details and making them the focal point of one of my people. We had a sofa with toile slipcovers when I was a kid. I remember my mom pointing out the scenes but all I saw was a mass of red and white. I think I was visually overwhelmed.
I love his face. Sometimes that just happens.
The leaves have been falling like heavy snow and we have drifts on the sidewalks.
It’s that time before a show where I stop posting things into my etsy shop because I need to build up inventory. If I post something that you are interested in, send me an email or contact me on any of my other social medias and I can give you details. I’m always happy to sell of course!
I have been working on some ornament designs but it goes slowly and gets frustrating and I just want to finish something! But, I have bins with sewn up but not finished inventory so this fellow got finished with a satisfied sigh from me.
Here is a detail where you can see his belt. I embroidered on top of the rick rack and added an embroidered white dot on the belt tape.