This is the time of year that I hunker down and enjoy quiet hours creating in my studio. After all the Christmas is down, I leave up snowmen and anything that depicts snow. Perfect for this time of year until we decorate for Valentine's day.
I finished my SnowLady doll last night. The inspiration for her came from Create & Decorate, but I changed her around, using what supplies I had on hand.
Her body was made from white linen fabric leftover from what I have just recently used to create new curtains. Her dress, apron and cape are from vintage embroidered fabrics. The cape was then edged with the teeniest pom poms you ever saw. Her hat is wool felt, the glam belt is a piece of sequined trim. I used vintage silver tinsel around cuffs on legs and arms.
Her super baggy pantaloons was made with vintage flocked fabric. Of course the flocking looks like snowballs!
I used a paper mache ball for her head. I sprinkle glass glitter on head and hat.
She is approx. 24" long to top of hat.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Due to my health issues wasn't able to get our 10 1/2 ft. tree up this year. We have boxes and boxes of antique ornaments which normally takes me 3 days to get it all on, lights included. Anyway, decided to put out a couple more of my Alpine trees and decorate them. Here is one in our front living room. I used vintage flocked fabrics to make the "poufs" then added vintage gold tinsel and bulbs. On the base I added a new large floral poinsettia wreath. It fits perfectly over the base. Thought this was a new flip on a Christmas tree skirt. As you can see this is in whites. I love white, our home has lots of white shades.