Folk art baby time! I love doing the raw-edge wool applique on these dolls.
Bright summery flowers now that it is fall. They will all be gone soon.
I will put these last 3 into my Etsy shop tomorrow, Thursday.
I love this dusty purple color- it always makes me think of an early morning mist.
Well, what can I say about the Nashville show. It was not my best show ever. As a result, I have LOTS of great work in my Etsy shop! So, good news, bad news ;) Also, I brought 2 of these babies to work on/demonstrate and I got them both almost finished. Hurray for that!
After I got back last week, there’s the giant pile of catching up. The regular life ones- laundry, groceries, sleeping, and then the biz ones- putting the show stuff away for now, shipping, emails, listing all those things onto etsy! Then another day trip away for a memorial service. But now I am ready to get back to work.
I feel like this is a year for me to try new things (example- different shows) and I now have pieces in 2 galleries- The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and also True Lily, a shop that my doll-making friend, Nancy Wiley, is opening in Canandaigua, New York. Of course, the thing is, it is always the year to try new things. You never get it all figured out, right?!
Today is the day- Tennessee Craft Fall Fair in Nashville opens and I will be in Centennial Park for the next 3 days!
I’ve got just a few more things that I finished up before leaving Boston. A sleeping swaddled baby-
This is a sleepy little one.
I wanted to show you this pic so you could compare it to this one, before all the snow. Although the step that the pug is next to isn’t even showing at the bottom of this photo!
Yes, I am completely snowed under. It is impossible to describe how awful it is because really, it looks kinda pretty, right?
But we are all dealing with freezing cold temps, ice dams and leaking roofs, terrible roads and sidewalks, interspersed with perfect ones like this (ours, thank you Ben!). No parking anywhere, traffic jams, broken down mass transit. Giant snowdrifts that make every corner, whether you are driving or walking across the street, a potentially deadly blind spot. Coming up next, flooding. Everybody is stressed and cranky. I can’t wait until spring but it is going to be a while yet.
That’s our car in the driveway.
But, I am very thankful that I work at home. And I have gotten some things done. I have 2 babies to show you (another tomorrow), that I put together in December but never got around to finishing. Hello Baby!
I took 2 outside pics that I really liked so they are both here.
I will be putting these into my etsy shop today.