Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Dolls to Share!

Okay...I'll say it: I've neglected this blog and all of you lovely followers!
I am truly sorry! But I do have Many little treasures to share with you today! Ive been hand painting dolls on wooden finials and then adding little skirts and, sometimes, like below, little, antique, porcelain doll arms.This is Miss Cora and Miss Greta. Miss Cora was a candle holder and Miss Greta; a pepper shaker. They have been re purposed into these sweet, lovely ladies. Miss Cora (below) is quite tall at about 8 & 1/2 ".
I have attached some vintage lace which I love for the rich detail. Vintage lace has become another fun obsession to collect.

And, Ms Greta's skirt has some hand sewn detail for a little extra color.
She has a definite presence this one with her little stout figure! She measures about 7 & 1/2 " high.
Below is another little lady I call Harvest Moon.

She is a little sweetheart. : )
And, finally, some Snow Garden Dolls. They are painted on heavy pine and have little vintage buttons attached for their flowers. They measure 6" and 9" in height.
They all have a crackle finish with a subtle antique wash.

The little Snow Garden Doll is my favorite. : )
All of these Dolls are currently available in my etsy shop if you would like to bring one home to live with you!
I truly hope this post finds everyone well, enjoying this lovely Fall season and preparing for a Thanksgiving filled with all to be thankful for.
Have a great week!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Prim Doll

This was a commission that I just finished for the lovely Alyson of New England Living. Her blog is a visual should take a moment to visit her and see the beautiful photos that adorn her blog. I recently purchased a big lot of these little vintage brass bells made with white and red beads. I like the look of one hanging them from the dolls waist. I envision the girls using the bells when they are meandering through pastures and open plains calling the animals in for feeding time. : )
I have purchased, also, some beautiful vintage spring fabrics and I cant wait to use them.
I promise to check back soon with some more dolls. In the meantime, I hope you all are having a warm and creative weekend. : )

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blogiversary Give Away!

How I have neglected you sweet readers and this blog! First, let me say thank you SOooOOOoooooOO much for following this blog! I have been painting like crazy and not making as many dolls but I promise to change that soon so that I can share and offer you all some new sweeties!
In the meantime I am having a give away on my other blog and I definitely wanted to share with you all! Just go to The Art & Life of the Ruby Nest
It's officially my one year anniversay and I will be drawing names for these two give away pieces on Sunday night. : )
A tea stained pillow with a vintage postcard by another artist and an original painting below by me. : )
Thank you for supporting this blog again! You all mean a lot to me!