Apr 27, 2017

Needlework.

I made a resolution early this year, and that was to NOT work on doll-related stuff in the evenings when the hubs and I watch TV.  It was beginning to feel like work, and I love the doll biz too much to let it become drudgery.  But I do like having some kind of handwork to do (call me a multi-tasker--I can watch Bones reruns and sew!  Woohoo!). 

I also have a Folk Art Fair coming up in June, so I figured I could do little tops for the tons of papermache boxes I have in the studio.  (Does anybody else suffer from an addiction to small containers?  It's a sadness I'm trying to turn into a happiness.)  One is a punch needle, using 3 strands of embroidery cotton, the others are wool applique and embroidery.  The Thistle is not yet complete, but in all, I'm enjoying the work AND being productive.




Hope y'all have a lovely weekend. 

8 comments:

  1. Wow, these are so pretty. One of these days I'm going to give this a try. You might enjoy taking a look at this woman's work. http://tominerfolkart.blogspot.com/

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  2. These are beautiful. It was nice to see the detail of each one and I love the wool.

    You have so much energy to sew and watch tv!

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  3. all of these are very pretty. I like boxes too. Pretty boxes to put things in. You are good to be able to sew and watch TV. I can't concentrate on anything and watch TV. We only watch an hour and a half of tv every night and none in the day. Your little boxes will be a great sucess at your show. So useful, as everybody has little things to put in boxes for safe keeping or storage for working such as needles and such.

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  4. Very pretty. I don't watch TV when I sew but I do listen to audio books. I have learned over the years to stop at 5:30 everyday. No doll making or sewing allowed in the evenings.

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  5. Sew pretty! I wonder if punch needle would make little dollhouse rugs? Are they very thick. Can you work with 1 strand of embroidery thread? I don't paper mache boxes, but I a bit addicted to old tins!

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  6. Yes, I think you could do it with one thread--if you have a "fine" needle--I used a medium and three strands for this. But it ends up being almost a quarter inch thick. Might be too thick for a doll house rug.

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  7. Thank ya' that answers my questions. The miniature knot work is really a perfect scale for a dollhouse, but they take forever to make. I have 3 more kits, by the time I'm done with those, I'll never want to do another one!

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  8. These are lovely! I think you have a flair for this I also liked your penny quilt.

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