Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Look What I Did!

I want to get back to working on dolls, the last time I used my sewing machine was when my grandsons were visiting me.  My younger grandson wanted me to make his stuffed animal a jacket to wear!  Oh yes,  then made a dress for a Raggedy Ann doll and now my machine sits and waits. . . .I have stuff cut out and waiting but I cannot seem to get truly motivated.  Yesterday I thought I would sit down and stay focused, no, I did not start a doll nor did I  finish one poor doll who is still waiting for her bloomers, instead I made a crow pin keep.

  • I had the box so I covered it with Thimbleberries  flannel fabric, sealed it and then sanded it
  • I made the crow from black wool and the back of his wings are gray/black/white check wool
  • He sits upon a little pin cushion I made from a piece of coordinating Thimbleberries homespun fabric
  • The interior is painted in raw sienna and raw umber, shades of brown and gold and then sealed

And I love it!  Primitive in style, fun and useful, I may keep it or sell it, I shall decide later, this was so much fun to create.  I do not use patterns when I make my dolls or for that matter anything I make, I seem to have a hard time following a pattern and for me it takes the fun creative part out of it.

OK, now, I must work on dolls, after I finish with.  .  .?  Still waiting for motivation!

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8 comments:

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Love it Martha! Very Prim indeed!!

american girl primitives said...

It looks great Martha, I'm still waiting for motivation to work on my scrapbooks.

Carey

Audrey said...

Great job! I love it.

Carla said...

I just love your photo and all the dolls! Pretty neat pinkeep too.

Shelley said...

Love your little pin keep,Martha...can't wait to see more of your Annies. My Annie is feeling so loved by all her new doll friends(smile)...

Blessings

Shelley said...

Wanted to stop back by and let you know I left a little something for you on my post today....
Have a blessed week...

The Gingerbread Corner said...

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh your crow is wonderful! Did you make the pattern up yourself? I love pincushions...what a neat combination!