Happy Valentine’s Day! Time to love on some handsome fellows :-)
I got a little packet of antique/vintage star buttons at my favorite place for such things- Vintage and Antique Textiles in Central Massachusetts. Here is the first one I found a use for.
I had someone ask about a man with white hair. I found the PERFECT fabric and now I am excited to make more. And I will make more but just not right now. I am going to work on some other designs for a bit- cats and foxes I think. In the meantime, look at that hair!
A man with a mustache,
and a lot of giant flowers and foliage. This is a fun print. Brown hair and brown eyes.
A blond and bearded sailor man.
With his hat,
Boats, boats, and more boats!
French knot “buttons” on his trousers.
Well, you can’t really see his hair the the above photo but this one-
and this one-
and this one!
Here is a close-up of his embroidered belt- front-
This time a big man in red.
Red plaid kilt and red cashmere scarf and hat.
He has a hunter on his chest. Also a cherub on his shoulder. His toile tattoos are from the same fabric as the last fellow so maybe they are brothers.
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- email@example.com.
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.