I believe this toile is a reproduction from Colonial Williamsburg. It has lots of amazing imagery.
Phew! I am now all caught up! My boxes from California were suppose to show up yesterday but nope. Once they have arrived, I will show what I have available over on Instagram and then start the tedious job of listing everything onto etsy. That will probably take several days. Well, I know what I’ll be doing this next week.
He has a man with a rifle and a hound on his chest, plus a cherub on his arm!
And red boots.
I’m back, the show behind me, and I am going to take it slow for a while. I never finished posting the last dolls. So, here we go, 3 more fellows.
The show was not the best so I have lots of dolls to post into my etsy shop, once my boxes get home. On the positive side, it was great to leave the hot and humid Northeast and spend some time in a cool climate. I will post more about the show in a few days.
Wow, those fern pants!
And the perfect green (and black) hair fabric.
A little belt embroidery. I had to keep it subtle because FERNS!
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 almost titled this Lions and Tigers and Bears but…
Well, there is a lion but then it’s elephant, rabbit, doves. And on his back, swans.
This fellow is made from some over-dyed Laura Ashley fabric that I have had in my stash since the 70′s. Yes, it’s true, I never throw anything away. When I was last sorting through the fabric drawers and came across it, I realized it would make good medieval-looking tattoos.
We had a few days of Spring this week. It makes one hopeful.
I finished this fellow on Wednesday night before the show, took his photos on Thursday morning, we took the subway down to the show together, and he found a new home on Friday morning!
CraftBoston was excellent- my best show ever! I will post some booth pics in a few days. I still have a lot of things available and I am working hard today to get them into my etsy shop. If I ship by Wednesday, package should certainly arrive (in US) by Christmas.
With his cashmere tam-
And without- see his curl?
Cherubs on his chest.