so I have been making these little dolls lately while I am dog sitting a wild pack of teacup Chihuahuas and Pomeranian's and am using up some small treasured bits of scrap fabric. You know those little pieces you love but just can't bear to throw away? Well, they are pretty great once stitched to the dolls to give them style and sass!
I sometimes tea dye them after I finish them but this can lead to unexpected dark marks- sometimes I tea dye the fabric first for a less aged look.
I imagine these girls were abandoned long ago in the attic or perhaps the dark, dank basement and grew bitter over time as they were forgotten and bereft of hope. All they want is for someone to love them and sing songs and play pretend with them again...
using paper clay and wire to make mushrooms to inhabit little terrariums, bell jars and fairy in jar landscapes.
it's a rainy and gloomy day but inside it's cozy and warm and the pixies are playing and dancing about...
I started this a long time ago as an example of Teesha Moore's fabric pillow style for creating journal covers or bags with our Surface Design Guild.
It originally began with an intention to become a big book cover but now I decided to sew it into a bag- maybe like a giant tote or messenger bag. It still needs a bottom and a handle.