I liken my life to a crazy quilt. You never know what size or color the next block will be, what print or fabric it will be made from or which stitch, ribbon or charm it will be adorned with.

Welcome to my crazy-quilt life. Hopefully my blog is a reflection of that & me!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Walking in the Footsteps of Tasha Tudor

How many years ago was it ladies? I flew across the nation and met 7 or 8 of you I only knew from the internet! Was it almost 8 years ago already? Linda will know!
Anyway, I will never forget the day we spent 40 or 45 minutes walking in the footsteps of Tasha Tudor in her own garden! What wonderful memories and friendships!
Here are 2 prints I purchased at the Rookery that day. I FINALLY had them framed!

They will go in my "doll room". (That's what Juliana's old bedroom has become!) Sorry about the angle of the pictures. I was trying hard not to get my reflection in the photo too. Not too successful.

Here's another sweet print I found in a thrift store and had it framed along with the 2 Tasha prints. She is carrying a Raggedy Ann doll. I think they will all look sweet together. I still have a T.T. poster to frame as well. I have the frame, just need to do it!

Nuthead Birthday

It's no secret that I love nuthead dolls. I think what I love most about them is that someone could take the simplest of things, a nut, and create an entire doll around it! Some are very detailed and the workmanship is amazing. Tiny stitches, fine fabrics, well thought-out accessories, shoes, hair, etc. Totally fascinating to me! I've been collecting them for several years now, picking them up here and there, tossed aside, unwanted. They can come home with me!
It should not have come as a surprise that BOTH of my children would give me nuthead dolls for my birthday, but it was! A welcome surprise at that!
First came this little cotton-picker from Johnathan and Juliana. His details are amazing. I love the fabric his clothes are made out of. A burlap cotton bag filled with cotton and even his hand stitched against the side!

Here he is from the front. His thin little cane is made of 2 wires wrapped in some kind of paper or tape. It's very thin.

And here he is from the back! Look at the patches on his behind! What a hard worker.

His head is a walnut painted black. He is aging, you can tell by his gray beard. He also sports a neckerchief and wool hat. Just awesome!

Next is this lovely couple! I think their heads are Brazil nuts. The little point is their nose! These were given to me by Kelly! I love her little nut basket and pocket with a hanky and his pipe and beard! Again, the fabrics are amazing.

Their boots are hand-stitched leather.

It was a nuthead birthday for sure! I love them all!