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Thursday, February 5, 2009

wishing for Spring....


Bitter Cold temps and sun again today...

I even decided to keep the shop closed today,
as our woodstove is barely keeping it warm...


So, with a little time on my hands, I finished that little doll that I was making yesterday...


this is "Anne"...

her head, hands & feet are sculpted from paper-clay
and then painted, crackled and sealed. ..her body is stuffed with rags.


she's wearing a hand-sewn dress in a most charming &
Spring-like green cotton with pink, peach & white flowers on it...
little mother of pearl buttons adorn the bodice.


I made her a little paper bonnet, too...with added vintage ribbon...


I don't know if I should list her on ebay or keep her all to myself,
as she brings me much-needed spirit lifting with all these cold temps...
I've started on another doll too...
this one will be more primitive looking, as opposed to vintage-looking.
she's a little larder too...
I'm crackling her head now, & will sew her dress this aft...
Now I'm headed back to the farmhouse,...my toes are numb and I hear the teapot whistling!!!
Hoping you're all toasty warm and enjoying some handwork...
...drop me a line & let me know what you're all working on?
~Lori~

12 comments:

connie said...

your doll Anne is so neat..she really looks old..was she hard to make..I look forward to seeing your next doll..Connie

farmgirl beth said...

Oh, she is PERFECT! I absolutely LOVE the fabric.

You need to keep her... or let me have her. :)

Pots 'n Prims said...

Ohh she's loverly!! I would keep her if I were you! :)
I've been busy punching away by the fire today ~ a larger piece & all 6 strand. I'm normally all 3 strand, but decided to do this larger piece ~ almost 8x11 ~ so opted to do this one all 6...Going good, but hand is hurting so decided to take a break!
Stay warm!!
lisa

janeu729 said...

Robin has asked me to make some things for her new shop. I'm thrilled!! I've been hooking and punching all day.
Anne is just lovely. Your creations are truly unique and special!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Anne is wonderful. I too think you should keep her...
I'm hoping to work on a commissioned rug this weekend.

basketsnprims said...

Lori,
I think you should keep her, too. It looks like you just brought her down from the attic. Love her.

Pam

Katy said...

The doll you made is fantastic!!! What a wonderful job you do creating them!!!! :)

Doreen said...

She's lovely!

take care,
Doreen

Cindy B said...

She even appears to be patiently waiting for spring...nice job! cindy, Il.

Sherry said...

She is just beautiful! I don't think I could give her up! Or any dolls for that matter! You did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see more!

Christine said...

Beautiful doll!!! She would be hard to part with! Looking forward to your next one.
Christine

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely adore Anne and her dress is oh so sweet. Thanks for sharing!