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.
The first of 3 mermen.
Embroidery at his waist in the front,
and the back.
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.