Saturday, July 23, 2016

Vintage doll

I made this doll with an image of Marie, for the torso
It is stuffed and hand stitched
Marie wears her garden look, all mossy and brown, layers of lace and ticking for her visits to Petit Trianon
It seems this was her special retreat where she could wear Country clothes and do her needlework

this is my version

 it is for sale

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

a journal for Marie

I love to create books and journals
Have a dozen in the studio, but, too hot in the Islands to work on much.
This one is complete and is for sale in Ebay
Cover with ribbons

First pages of 24

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shabby Cottage tote

It is for sale, contact me here if you would like it
made with chintz inside and out.
I added old lace bits and buttons too
Pretty image on the front and my special technique for the handle
Video on YouTube of me constructing it.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

wishing all a safe and happy 4th of July

Bunting at Ala Moana
my red, white and blue parfait
pinwheels that were in a Magazine, mine of course!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lest we forget

This is where I went to honor our fallen in WW1
The almost forgotten Battle in the Somme 
for my friends and my relatives who perished there
I have not forgotten
Never been found , but the names are inscribed  on the wall of remembrance
among the others who fell
many of our fierce Maori warriors are here forever
and thank you to France for taking such good care of our graves.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

For the French Laundry

a group of French laundry whites
here is a video 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

some cottages from Ireland

painted and stitched
mixed media art

Please stay safe friends wherever you are

Friday, June 10, 2016

Duchess parlor doll

Been a while since I made some Parlor dolls.
Since they have to be hand stitched they are pretty labor intensive
Right now I have 4 in my attic studio in various stages of fixin' they have sold now
This one is for sale.
I love the look of a doll perched on my bedroom pillows
 and some of my chairs are taken up by more little ones
I am a kid at heart.
Hard to part with them.

the duchess is 15 inches tall