I've met a great bunch of gals in a forum I stumbled onto a couple of weeks ago. It opened up a whole new world to me. They are the ones who encouraged me , along with my daughter, to become a blogger! They also challenged me to get out of my comfort zone (painting Santas and such) and join them in a dollie swap. Preferring the paintbrush over the sewing machine puts me in the minority in the group since most of them are doll makers.
When it came time to make my doll for the swap, I pulled a Frank Sinatra and "did it my way"! I combined my painting skills with my sewing to come up with my take on the round head dolls I heard them speak of so often.
This OOAK couple went to Cyndi who said , "I showed my hubb and he was impressed, now girl, it takes a bunch to impress the hub as far as crafts go....." so I guess they were "a hit".
I hope you enjoy them, Cyndi, as much as I did making them for you.
Meet my itsy-bitsy patriotic Annie that Brenda, one of my fellow "crows" at the Crafty Old Crow Community, made for me during our recent dollie swap. Isn't she sweet? Thanks Brenda for taking the time to create her for me. You can find more of Brenda's cute Annies at http://www.ezshoppes.com/shoppe/?sid=MyLittleAnnies.
This is one of the most unique cypress knees that I have done. I used each of the spikes to create a member of the Frosty family. There's Dad, Mom and son. Each has a knit cap and a wool scarf. To give a prim touch, I added a rusty bell and a some rusty stars as accents.
Monday, June 15, 2009 Wood-N-Stitches proudly offers unique, high quality, seasonal and everyday home decor lovingly created one stroke and one stitch at a time. Mother Nature's interesting cypress knees and vintage finds have been turned into one-of-a-kind, hand painted and handmade treasures.Please stop by http://www.wood-n-stitches.com/ and check them out. Posted by "B" at 7:02 PM0 comments
A blog that's not only about handmade or hand painted treasures found at http://www.wood-n-stitches.com/, but also those created by talented artists from a variety of fields.
After 33 years of teaching first graders, I'm finally retired and getting to turn my attention to my other life-long love...crafting! It's always an adventure.
As my business name, Wood-n-Stitches, implies, the bulk of my handmade crafts are folk art paintings on a variety of wooden items and soft sculpture folk art dolls, Santas, snowmen, etc.