That is correct. You will notice on the sidebar to the right...paper pattern...because I don't know how to do anything else...is now available for Henrietta Hare. The cost is $11.00 plus $1.00 postage. She will NOT be available on Ebay just yet. I have her listed on PatternMart and am going to list her on Etsy also. Feel free to check her out any of those places. I really wish I had a patternmart button...that would simplify things...wouldn't it...?
I am working on another rabbit~Henrietta Hare this evening...YAY...I love those....I am thinking of using the chocolate and teal stripe with yet another polka dot print for the rabbit...NOTHING says Easter like Polka Dots...LOL!!
All day yesterday...while it rained and the winds whipped outside...I sat and drew up pattern for Nellie Jo and her Grungy baby bunny.
She is 26" tall...which was larger than I had initially wanted her to be...but....she is actually a nice size afterall. Her baby bunny is 14".
I gave her a seperate nose and mouth piece that was added to her face once everything was painted and grunged.
I actually like making this type of doll too. And honestly...if you would have asked me about Black Folk Art grungy dolls about a month ago...I would have told you I WOULD NEVER make them.
It is weird how my tastes have been changing lately. And it isn't because this type of doll is easier to make...THEY ARE NOT!! I just think they have SO much character... I will still make the Annie type dolls....but...I think these will become a staple in my desire to create. And I may even type up pattern to this one also.
She is listed on Ebay and there are 5 photos of her and a detailed description as well.
You can click the link below to view the photos and read about them..
I love digging thru the fabric stash and actually FINDING enough of something to work with.
Yes, after much digging...I found this teal Easter Chick print from last year...I never cut into it. Just stashed it away in the craft room along with the coordinating teal with white polka dot print. YAY!! What a scavenger hunt!
And as a bonus...I found enough coordinating prints to work nicely with the Easter print! BONUS!!
Now mind you....I did make a trip to the fabric store to buy more fabric....I think I may need therapy!
But the clothing for this one was already cut out before I left the house!
So...when I returned home, all I had to do is stitch it up!
I finished her at 10:15 last nite....photographed her....and was just about to put her on Ebay....when I realized I had forgotten her whiskers!
What would a rabbit be without whiskers? A whiskerless rabbit! So...all those photos were deleted and I went to bed! I rephotographed her this morning with whiskers added!
She is so bright and colorful! She looks like she could jump up and do a jig.
And once again...I LOVE HER!!
I just wish I would allow myself to keep just one...but I don't...in fact...I have NOTHING in my home that I have personally created...weird right?
Just a gentle reminder that there are only 2 days remaining to sign up for the giveaway doll!
And a thank you to all who have signed up so far!!
This is the doll I worked on yesterday. Her name is Mazie. She looks less mad than the other one I did about a week ago. The first thing my husband said when he saw my attempt at a black folk art doll was..."Who is she mad at?"
But...I didn't let that comment stop me...I still loved every inch of her.
Then...my daughter...who very much LOVES primitives...the dirtier and grungier the better...tells me..."She looks really MAD!"
Uuuuuuuuuugh! So, I thought...Okay...maybe it was the painted eyes that made her look so angry with the world? So, I worked on this one and made the eyes differently. They are stitched with black and white crochet thread.
She doesn't look mad at all...and that is confirmed by my husband...LOL!!!
And now I have got the black folk art doll bug. I like painting these dolls....I like sculpting their faces...I like painting the large lips...but I didn't like working with that cheesecloth!!!
I think it adds a nice touch to her apron...and I really wanted to make a headband for her out of it...but it was hard for me to use it...I think that I may be just making it harder than it should be...
My daughter uses it alot...in fact she is the one who gave me a bit of it to use on my dolls. I think I will stain the remainder of it and just allow it to dry and try using it that way.
Why do I have to make things so difficult for myself? Hahaha!
Mazie is available on Ebay...I listed her last nite. There are 5 photos for her.
Well...here is what I have been working on since I woke up this morning. Actually, I started on her yesterday evening and had to finish up this morning.
I absolutely love making these big dolls! I think I like making them more than the non traditional raggedies. They just come out really nice! Alot more work...but the outcome is worth the extra time and effort!
She is identical to Lady Elaine that I posted about below this post. Except for the fact that she is a Easter Bunny who loves to wear chocolate!
I did the dress a bit differently on this one...it is open in the front to expose an underskirt. This was much easier to do...but took more time.
She is also 27" tall.
Her hat is a chocolate brown with black swirl print...with a matching hat bad and florals on the side....with a big brown sheer bow to top it all off.
I even gave her teal leg stripes and 4 rusty jingle bells up her brown booties.
And lets not leave out the whiskers that are sewn into her painted muzzle.
I can hardly wait until my raw wool arrives so I can do another Lady Elaine with blonde hair!
Here is a link to the ebay listing where this bunny can be found. There are 10 photos of her and a complete detailed description of her.
If you would like to take a peek....click HERE to go to Ebay
I have been just dying to make one of these folk art OOAK dollies. I always loved art classes in high school...and I actually took as many of them as I could. I actually got to put my art classes to good use today. And yes...this doll took me most of the day to finish...I actually started on her yesterday.
I named her Lady Elaine...in honor of my mother in law. Yes...I actually get along quite well with my MIL and always have. She is a sweet sweet lady!
Lady Elaine is 27" tall from the top of her hat to the tip of her pointy toe booties.
Now granted I probably should have given her a little bouquet of flowers to hold...but I was just so excited to be finished with her that I didn't give her anything but a photoshoot...LOL!
And she behaved quite ladylike...She could easily be Americas Next Top Model...she took direction well.
Of course I have listed her on Ebay and there are a total of 9 photos of her...I just couldn't stop!
Details for her are all there in the listing along with those photos.
If you'd like to sneak a peek...be my guest and click the link below....have a look around....
This doll is loosley based on a Prim and Proper creations pattern...but I made so many changes to it...it really doesn't look like the doll I was supposed to be making...But I gotta give credit where credit is due.
Seriously...I don't know how they disappeared or where they have gone or who this follower was...but I had 98 followers the other day...and came on a day later to find I had lost one...I was down to 97. I am certain they are wandering the vast wasteland of Blogger....aimlessly serching to find their way back.... Sooooooo....I am offering a REWARD for this lost follower! What is the reward?.....well...for now it is HUSH HUSH....but....if someone can find me just one more follower to fill this opening I now have...you will be pleasantly surprised with the reward that will go up as a GIVEAWAY for all who choose to sign up for it. Once I get to 100 followers...JUST ONE MORE....I will create that giveaway post with all the simple instructions to sign up.
I am really not good at keeping secrets....but I am NOT posting a photo yet...so....I will give you a hint....it is a 14" dollie done in a saltbox print and she carries a little saltbox house ornie...That HAS TO BE worth the effort of finding 1 more follower for me to get this party started! LOL! She is NOT one of the $10 dollies....
Whomever finds the follower....have the follower comment on the giveaway sign up post that I will make...and mention YOUR name....then you will get an extra chance at winning this cute little dollie....once I post up the actual giveaway post.
So...I suppose this post is like an appetizer.....a prelude of things to come...stay tuned.
This 1st photo shows a car that was abandoned in the middle of the street sometime before 10PM last nite. Hubby and I had gone just 4 blocks to a friends house and after getting out of his driveway and onto our street...we saw something dark amidst the blizzard...a car...no one in it...they just left it. It was still there this morning at 8AM.
Hubby decided to bust out the snow blower...LOL...now mind you it is in the shed in the backyard...yep...that is the shed in the bottom photo in the bottom right corner. He had to snowblow thru the backyard...then thru the gate...see photo in the middle...around the side of the garage...and then out into the driveway.
I am not kidding....some of these drifts are 8ft tall. Both of the entrance doors to the house were blocked by 4ft snow drifts. Hubby had to open the storm door in the front several times before he had an opening large enough to get thru to get to a shovel.
Currently...our road is a one lane...and the main road isn't much better. The highway isn't plowed at all...not even one lane is open and that was at noon!! This is crazy!
Currently available for purchase here on my blog...Mailed paper pattern for my new for fall 2011 Enchantress Witch doll. She is 26" tall NOT including her hat. Pattern cost is 11.00 and 1.00 shipping within the US 50. International customers...please contact me for a shipping rate...usually 2.86...and a customized invoice.
NEW Primitive Folk Art Talullah PAPER PATTER available here on my blog!
Talullah is a 26" Fancy folk art doll. In this pattern you will recieve a skin tone painting recipe to give her that perfectly prim nutmeg tone...pattern pieces and detailed instructions for all clothing and body parts...my source for that beautiful hair...and secret time saving tips. This is a round head doll. All my patterns are relatively simple to follow...but this pattern requires some sewing experience. I would not classify it as a beginner pattern.
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Nellie & JoJo PAPER PATTERN #142
26" Nellie & 14" JoJo Bunny PAPER PATTERN available now...11.00 plus 1.00 shipping within the US 50. International customers...contact me for direct invoicing thru paypal...shipping is 2.86.
Henrietta Hare PAPER PATTERN available NOW
Pattern Cost is $11.00 plus 1.00 shipping
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All patterns include color cover photo, poly bag, materials list, detailed instructions to achieve the look, and pattern pieces. My patterns are relatively simple to follow...but it helps if you have some sewing experience. The bodies are created using the trace and sew method for a more true body shape. Clothing pieces all have seam allowance figured into them.
Mazie 23" PAPER PATTERN #140
Krista Lynn 18" PAPER PATTERN #139
Be Mine Annie Paper Pattern #138
23" Ralphie the Elf PAPER PATTERN
14" Olde Vintage Annie PAPER PATTERN
32" Patches Santa PAPER PATTERN
16" Yankee Doodle Raggedies
21" Liberty & Belle
23" Carlie & Freida
I am mother to 2 young adults. My daughter is 28 and gave me my 1st grandchild on July 2, 2008...Brody. She is currently pregnant with another grandson. My son is 24 and gave me my 2nd grandchild, named Austin who was born April 14th 2009. I am married to "Prince Charming" (LOL) and have been for almost half my life. I enjoy making dolls...I like to call them "country Prim" because they are more cutesy than primitive...yet stained like prims. I have been sewing and creating for the past 17 years and have come a long way since the days of my first floppy eared bunny. I have had a scarecrow featured as one of many on the cover of Country Marketplace Magazine...which is no longer in existance. I have been in Better Homes and Gardens Crafters Showplace Magazine and once had a sales rep who took many of my items to gift shows and sold to craft shops across the United States. I am now trying to figure out the vast world of internet exposure. And this is yet another adventure for me. I can now be found on Etsy and eBay...