I'm still struggling a bit with a lack of mojo, so to put things in perspective, I decided to get-on and make a rag doll for a friend...
I don't usually make these dolls anymore, as stuffing the limbs hurts the old lady's wrist these days ;-))
But my friend has a lot of troubles, so I wanted to try and cheer her up a little with a surprise.
This is Claudia, who I have dressed in a patchwork of antique and vintage French blue and white checks and prints. She also wears a pure white cotton petticoat and bloomers with lace edgings.
I'll be wrapping her up carefully and getting her off in the post tomorrow.
It certainly helped to put me in a better frame of mind and released a bit more creativity...
I gathered together a pretty assortment of vintage supplies to make another 30's style hat stand.
I've been saving this beautiful woven silk ribbon for a while now, wondering how best to use it. I gathered it by hand to make a cloche hat and trimmed the edge with a sequined braid bought in France.
I also decorated the hat with a vintage button and velvet flower applique motif.
She's attached to an old chippy gloss painted wooden lampbase.
The fluffy marabou feather boa hides the join.
Thanks for stopping-by...
I hope all is happy in your world,