May 31st, 2008

Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy Shop

I have listed Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy shop. She is made of a sparse champagne beige German mohair that I hand shaded. I made her silk hand-dyed ribbon flower with vintage stamens which she wears over one ear. She is 7 1/2”.

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May 24th, 2008

Pure cuteness – Talking Baby Video

I found this sweet video on YouTube and just couldn’t resist it. The little girl is such a cutie. It brings back fond memories of toddler days with my now teenage daughter.

 

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May 20th, 2008

Sunday at Brimfield Flea Market

We went to the Brimfield Antiques Market on Sunday. Brimfield is a huge week-long outdoor flea market held three times a year (May, July, and September) in the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts. It’s a very old show dating back to 1959. Dealers and visitors come to Brimfield from around the country. The show started on […]

May 18th, 2008

Renegade Sewing

Renegade sewing

Last year I taught Renegade sewing at our homeschool co-op. There were six teenage girls in the class. We deconstructed and reconstructed t-shirts to make clothing and accessories and constructed our own fabrics from cotton scraps that we then made into bags. The girls started out with a little knowledge of sewing, […]

May 16th, 2008

In the Garden – Blooming Now (Part 2)

Did anyone guess what the plant shoots were in the last garden post? (See the last photo of the post In the Garden – Blooming Now (Part 1). )

Here they are blooming. They’re variagated Solomon’s Seals. They’re about two feet tall. I just bought a couple of plants, but they […]

May 11th, 2008

Celie in White Linen Dress in Etsy Shop

I just listed Celie in White Linen Dress in my Etsy shop. She is made of a soft, beige German mohair that I hand shaded. Her dress is handmade of handkerchief linen. She is also wearing an antiqued copper necklace that I made with two handmade […]

May 11th, 2008

W.I.P. – Tea Bath for a Ted: Tea Dyeing in a Cup

dyed teddy parts

Today I want to tea dye a teddy bear. This will be a little panda with darker ears, arms and legs. I’ve sewn the pieces but they aren’t stuffed or jointed yet.

 

I’m just heating up some water in a teapot. The flame doesn’t show up very well, but the water is boiling. […]