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Needlework Shop
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3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

~ Folk Dolls ~

Hello Friends!

besides bunnies in  my workbasket, there are more kittens arriving!
{well, those of the needle-born type anyway}

I love combining different types of needlework in my art ~
punch needle, doll making & embroidery seem to be what holds my heart these days :)

I created my very first doll in 1987 ~ the year Peter & I were married.
IT was awful.
I say 'IT' because IT was awful.
and I say AWFUL because IT was! ha!
{there is NO WAY I'm sharing photos of IT either!!}

ove the years I have created many more dolls in different mediums like paper clay, clay over cloth…
some with hooked wool faces, some with bodies being created with cast-off parts of old dolls 
& other sundries like tin cans, boxes & broken lamp-bases.

I have a small collection of patterns for the earlier dolls I have made,
~ and I sold the patterns for many years ~
{some of you even may still have them I think?}

now I just enjoy creating dolls for the sake of creating them ~
yes, I do offer them to my customers & collectors and I do enjoy that too!

I've been looking through those sketchbooks again ~
I think there is a whole family of Folk Dolls that needs to be brought to life with my needle….

You can visit my Ebay page by clicking HERE
to see Dorothy & perhaps adopt her ~

Our snow is melting ~ 
~ the sound of it on the farmhouse roof is relaxing…
Hoping your day is filled with warmer thoughts of Spring!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Stacey said...

love your kitty doll and hope that you bring those folky dolls to life as you can. You always inspire creativity in all you do!

Bright Blessings~


Nancy D. said...

Oh, I have loved folk dolls for decades…your Dorothy kitty is wonderful, as are all you create! I do wish you'd reconsider posting the "It" doll sometime, though…it's worth a look back just to see how far you've come, and to share that humble beginning gives hope to all of us newbies!

Lil Raggedy Angie said...

O what a darling lil kitty ! I too find myself dreaming of Spring ! Wishing you a week of creativity and blessings ~Angela

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love the dolls
go ahead and show us your first doll

show me yours and i'll show you mine LOL my first rag doll is pitiful however I still have her

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