A Queen Anne inspired dollies Milliners head and bonnet. I am only giving you a little peek of her back side. So come on over to The Primitive Gathering tonight if you wish to see all of her.
I know it has been awhile since my last post, but there is a lot thing in this old farm house that needs to get done before the winter sets in. It does not leave me much to sit in front of the computer. Soon, I shall return with some wonderful news.
Happy Autumn to you all, I know I am loving this wonderful autumn season. The weather has been the best and oh how I wish it could this way for the winter.
God Bless you all on this very fine autumn evening, Julie
I would like to introduce to you three new ladies now at Caroles Country Store, Esme', Elma, and Ella. These lovely ladies are sisters, or as I call them Sewing Companions. They are bit more primitive and I must admit I love the way they turned out. Each one carries with her a little basket that serves as a little pincushion, a couple of strawberries, and a little sewing roll.
These three sisters of the needle and thread have laughed, cried, shared in each others dreams and hopes, and they are now hoping to share the same for someone else. They would love it if you could come and visit with them. I know I will miss each of them when they go. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit here. God Bless, Julie http://www.carolescountry.com/ , you find them in the American Artisans Store
I thought you might enjoy seeing the humble beginnings of a doll maker. These dolls are some of the first cloth and mache dolls I have ever made.
I started my doll making in 1991, but I did not start doing cloth and mache dolls until 1993. I was inspired by Gail Wilson's Primitive Molded Doll kit.
These dolls have been living with one of my sisters for the past seventeens years.
This is Mary, Her title is, A time to Quilt, She about 14" tall. She was made in 1993.
This is Emily, her title is A time to gather, She also is about 14" tall and was made in 1993.
This is my very first large cloth and mache doll made in 1994 and she is 24" tall, and I did not name her, Not sure why. She was inspired by the antique paper mache head dolls Greiner and Superior dolls. I used to make a lot of these large dolls and the smaller dolls. I made my first Queen Anne doll in 1997 after seeing one in book about antique dolls. I was looking for inspiration and I fond one that would stick with me and continue to influence me today. The doll I saw was made with a wooden hands and legs, but had a paper mache head and torso. I still have my very first Queen Anne doll but she lives with my other sister and as soon as I can I will post pictures of her.
A Closer look at her face. Enjoy!!! and God Bless!!! Julie
The other night the most incredible thing happened to me. I get off of work at 10 o'clock pm as usual, and I stopped in to check on my mother before heading home. As I was leaving my mother's I was stopped in my tracks by what I thought was the sun falling to the earth. I was terrified and dumb founded at the same time. Then I Saw the thing fly a crossed the sky and only then did I realize what it was. It was the most biggest shooting star or meteor that I had ever seen. It light up the skyline as if the sun was coming out.
The picture here I got off the web and does not really do what I saw justice. But I wanted to give you some idea what it looked like. I am not sure how anyone got pictures because it did happen so fast, but I am glad someone did. INCREDIBLE!!!
I would like to wish everyone a most WONDERFUL and JOYOUS Easter!!! REMEMBER, Jesus is the reason for this season too!!! His birth was a gift from GOD. His death was a gift from him!!!!!! Thank you Jesus!!! LOVE!!! Julie
I hope everyone is enjoying this most WONDERFUL day in Spring!!!! Although the sun has only peeked out a couple of times, the day is still very fine out!!! I am loving this.
I had the ladies out today getting their pictures taken for their up and coming Spring debut in the Queen Anne Inspired style. Claudette dressed in her new dress from Paris will be visiting over at Simply Primitives, and Margaret ( The Eternal Widow) will be visiting at Early work Mercantile. Now both ladies are scheduled to visit on the first of April, but both ladies are fearing they could be made into fools, So I would be watching for them the night before on March 31st. The ladies hope you will pop in and visit for while. They both dearly love to chat and drink their tea.
I have had to wear ear plug around these two chatty pair. Just when you think they are done they start in on something new.
These are the first of the spring ladies for the year, but most certainly not the last. I have spring fever and working on these ladies bonnet only made me long for it even more. I named Sarah after one of my favorite books and television movie, Sarah plain and tall. As I was working on the yellow bonnet the only thing that kept coming to mind was Glenn Closes voice telling them in the letter that she will arrive by train and she would be wearing a yellow bonnet. I also must admit I was hearing one more thing in my head. From the Easter parade, " in her Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, she'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade" Well her hat really isn't all that frilly, so I started in on Anna's hat with frills in mind. I hope all is well and Thank you so much for taking the time to look, God Bless, Julie
Wow!!! It has been a long time since I have posted anything here. We celebrated Christmas, Rang in the New year, and I have turned another year older. A lot sure can happen in a little over a month.
And tonight I offer something a little different, at least to web anyway. Meet Jane , she is my Queen Anne inspired cloth doll. She has made her debut over at Early Work Mercantile. Every now and then I have an aching for a good ole cloth doll. I plan on making several cloth ladies this year. They are in my blood. Each lady will be unique and a one of a kind just as my other ladies are. Let me know what you think? God Bless, Julie http://www.earlyworkmercantile.com/
I live in a very small town in Wisconsin, and I am married to a very understanding and patient man. We have made a life with each other in the home I grow up in as a little girl. We are in the process of renovating the old farmhouse with its many drafty windows in the winter (we are replacing, slow but surely).I love the memories here. All the baseball games, hide and seek, hockey in the winter time, and lots of ice skating, and so much more. I swear I can still smell the hot chocolate my mother made for us when we came in from ouside in the winter and the smell of a well stoke fire in the wood stove( my fathers job).We also are caretaker of many critters(Dogs, many cats, rabbits and a few goats). I will write more in my blogger about our hopes, dreams, and our life( along with all the dolls). Thank you for taking the time to look.May god bless you, Julie