i wish i had a better view of the doll behind my sister. my mom made most of our cloths and toys when we were little so i'm guessing she must have sewn this one from a preprinted fabric doll pattern. early inspiration for the dolls i make now:D
spent all of yesterday cleaning my studio and working on dolls! i only finished two, but quite a few are nearly done. i have a hard time just working one and when a new idea hits i usually jump to the next before i finish the first. and now my my doll table is overflowing:/
i did some sewing yesterday and finished this little rabbit eared girl. her body was made from a vintage quilt top that i think dates to the fourties. hard to tell but some of the fabric patterns make me think that's a good guess. her face was done painted with inks and artist quality acrylics. i listed her this morning in my etsy shop.
my sister and I in costumes my mother made for us. She did the beadwork by hand and made the necklaces, and i can see that i've already stained the hem of mine. I'm pretty sure this was taken after a fourth of july parade.
i added two new paintings to my etsy shop this morning:) making room in my studio for new work and letting go of some of my collection. the top one, Counting banana bugs is 18x24 inches, oil on wood panel and was painted in 2008. The Sad Hearted root doll below is also from 2004 and is a 16x24 inch oil painting.