Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Cupcakes and love to all today! Sitting here waiting for the mailman ,have some packages for him to pick-up and hopefully he'll have some for me..[ebay..need I say more..]

Here are a few pieces I'll be adding to Etsy tonight..

A big package came on Sat. and yep.. another Doll.. she looks kinda chubby but she had on 5 petticoats and underneath.. a nice leather body just needs eyes and a wig and time to dress her..

Mushroom Valentines..I have a thing for mushrooms..
A colorful pretty kitty Valentine....
Thought this was a nice Valentine type picture.. a boy dressed in red with his loyal and loved doggie..
A cute honeycomb with a umbrella ..another one of those things I gotta a 'thing' for..

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dolls in the Mail

Well here are more Valentines for you..

This heart Halloween postcard is perfect for all those crazy for Halloween!
A cute Dolly Dingle like card..

French Bulldog or Boxer?! Gotta love the big ruffle collar..

Checks and stripes..polka dots too..

Sewing themes in postcard art is always cute.. and I have 2 portable Singer sewing machines in the wood cases..but they weight a ton!

Pretty Snowy picture for Valentines..pretty in pink..

Got 2 packages in the mail yesterday and had to stop and play with this delightfully pretty doll.. Its rare to find a papier mache head in such nice condition! She has lovely spiral blue eyes, missing a arm, so have to find a replacement.. Will dress her in linen and a cut down vintage petticoat..

The chalkware Kewpie is in pretty good condition will freshen up her wig and bow and add glitter to the base.
Had a chunk of mint condition heavyweight gauze so hand stitched over her straw body and made new arms, combed out her mohair hair so she is ready to dress.. Notice my tiny new Janome sewing machine?! It weighs less than a couple of lbs. sews like a wiz, but the one bad thing.. no light.. bought on ebay brand new for $35.00 I can put the machine in a 12" basket along with a tin that I keep all the attachments huh?!
Being a Papier Mache artist I'm drawn to vintage Papier Mache Dolls.. they are such a fragile doll with cheaply made bodies, but with pretty faces and interesting footwear.. some are barefoot but many have colorful and unusual shoes and stockings.. and to have made it this long, always amazes me.. Waiting to be dressed and this girl needs a new wig..she had a Alice type hair style with a remnant of a black velvet ribbon tied in her bits of hair. Would love to have known the history of this doll.. now long forgotten.. but she survived..

A peek at Rabbit doll papier mache head...
Today added these 2 Valentines figures on Etsy, the last for this year, then will focus on St. Patty,Easter, and spring things..

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sewing Projects...

My husband is such a sweetie pie..he bought these cupcakes in cups as a treat..since we have been watching the series "Cake Boss" on Netflix streaming.. [was craving some cake with buttercream frosting!]

I'm putting on my heart face.. My New Year's Resolutions was: 1. Set Fri., Sat. and Sunday aside as my 'Sew Days'. 2. Fix and Dress all my Dolls. 3. hmm.. exercise more.. ha! Say that one every year.. and every year I do less!
Took all this old fabric off and underneath was the original leather body, nice and clean.. but you can see her shoulder plate is broke off the back and she needs arms.Two more dolls came in the mail. This big girl and the poor little one that was all in pieces..[in picture above]. They just needs a good cleaning some minor repairs, mohair wigs and correct clothing...

Bought online, a new side table from Target..was a snap to assemble and fits perfect in the tiny space..but the poor UPS guy had to lug it up on the deck and it was a heavy box!
Also bought some nice milk crate baskets too..
My 'Mushroom Bunny' made by Bethany Lowe Co. makes a nice Valentine decoration.
Lori-Ann Corelis Black Bunny in a red wagon with hearts..

Chalkware lamp and bunny with a celluloid Valentine Doll and some paper Valentines on my new side table.

Paper Valentines, scanned on my printer.. hang from my glass display.

Valentines from the 20's-30's and 40's.
' Roly Polys' made with peachy pinky rayon fur, Laura Ashley fabric samples and wool scraps. The faces are 'vintage mint condition' pressed fabric,
and have 2 Kewpie composition heads and a monkey. Stuffed with 'Balsam and Lavender' for weight and polyester fluff.
These 'Roly Polys' should be ready next week and will be Sale on Etsy..

This is for my husband ,as he loves to go fishing ...
Two cute teddies

Valentine sweets.

Swinging Sweethearts.

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!