Introducing OUR latest Paper Ladies PIN CUSHION...
She is our MAY Paper lady coming to life...
( Cori also has one to be shown soon) WE both have been rather consumed
in completing some darling projects.. Been away a couple days and today
I have date with a very handsome man to meet yet another handsome man
a well down DYI guy...( more on him later)
She turned out so well, She can fit in the palm of your hand, she is so tiny..
But her ruffles more than make up for it...
She certainly is One of A KIND, ( OOAK) and is already spoken
for and heading to a new HOME.
I really wanted to keep her myself...but I commissioned Christel
to make yet another, so I can make one for me in RED gingham...
As soon as she arrives, and I paint her, I will dress in layers of ruffles too.
( no surprise there that I love ruffles)
Last week, I made this PIN cushion, from 1/2 doll purchase on the internet..
WEll it turned out I purchased quite a few like ( the one below)..
WE will be showing you how to make them in pattern form using
3 different bases... Pattern will be available next week...
as I am making yet another, I want to include every step...
and show Cori's as well.
I met Christel from A FAR PLACE
many years ago, we were in gathering of doll
makers... She sculptures dolls, so I commissioned her to design one after
the May Paper Lady... ( a couple times so I can now make one for ME)
This is the result. You can connect with her if you wish your very own
doll too...She would love that...
She can design it so you can paint her yourself, or she will paint if for
you, at a very reasonable rate too.
You can have them with legs or not...
Leave her a note on her blog, she will get back to you as soon as she can..
She is vacationing but will return within a week.
For this May lady I did not add them....YOU would not have
seen them anyway for all the ruffles..
They are called 1/2 dolls because they are usually dolls from the waist up..
I adored making this one...with her Blue roses, she was beckoning to be
in blue gingham..
I made all the PINS for her from Shellys buttons and MORE
Shelly has a whole new addition of Disney characters too..
They have not arrived yet, but when they do, I will be showing you
how to turn those into head pins too...
Shelly has the most diversified collection around...
I have known her for many years and she has always been
my ONLY favourite button Lady ...
Well she happens to be a wonderful friend too..
If ever you are thinking of buttons, you never have to look further...
So you see, nobody ever does anything alone...
WE need talent from others, combined with our own to make it our
own, to bring things to life...
Coming soon, the Pattern for Pin Cushions,
the pattern for our May Lady and another new series called....
They will be a collection of SWEET TREATS
that you can stitch on TEA TOWELS....
VERY GOOD TEA Towels that we purchased
and will making into kits..
It is has been my plan this year to find good quality
Tea Towels..well we found them....( more soon)
Yes we have been busy....
And speaking of busy l I must run, I have a whole
day ready to be relished with my beloved,
beginning with breakfast at a local
Waffle place, LUNCH at Springridge FARM
a great attraction where we used to live
and meeting with a DYI fellow who has in our TV series...
I have a slew of questions for him as we embark
on some renovation in our home...
And our evening taking in a musical...
Isn't she lovely..wait till you see her other photos..OH my...
be prepared...PAPER LADIES pin cushions come
with a warning..we will not be able to stop at just 2 or 3.....
I am going to have to take some NEW classes....
A beautiful cookie jar arrived this week from a very special friend
who just knew it would be a sweet treat...
( for now it will be a VASE) later this week, a cookie jar..
And yesterday a wonderful man, ( not my hubby) purchased
this beautiful bouquet of tulips and hyacinths as a thank
you for making his day)
Well this week has been a week of delightful surprises..
YOU just never know who you will inspire when you are out for the day!
Hope your weekend will be filled with surprises and lot's of Stitching..
YOU are kind, smart and important to me..
WE will have group discounts for our patterns for those
who wish to purchase for their guild, church group or country!