Felt Santa Claus - Then and Now

Felt Santa Claus - Then and Now

It seems only fitting I take a trip down memory lane to introduce my new Santa Doll Pattern. When I was eight years old, my grandmother traveled from Louisiana to the northeast for a summer visit. We took a trip to John Wanamaker's Department Store in Philadelphia.

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Santa. Santa. Oh, Unfinished Santa.

Santa. Santa. Oh, Unfinished Santa.

About a year ago, I shared a post about my daughter's Raggedy Ann doll that had been in my sewing room awaiting repair for nearly four years. When I started my blog, I was determined to post unfinished projects with the hope it would inspire me to finish them.

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At long last, spring!

At long last, spring!

Despite the fact that it was snowing earlier this week, spring is here!
Mother Nature just needs to catch up with the calendar.  

Changing seasons bring defined elements for creative inspiration. When the weather warms up and evening light lingers, I start to think about fresh decorating ideas,

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The Flying Bunny

The Flying Bunny

My son, Montana, is an illustrative artist and my daughter, Laura, a poet. Not too long ago they collaborated on a work entitled:  Bunny Business.

Montana spent the summer of 2010 on the coast of Maine. He combed the beach, gallivanted with Travis, his best friend, and filled a large pad of fine paper with drawings. Toward summer's end, he returned to New York, settled in Brooklyn and engaged Laura to write about his newest collection.

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Felt, Sequins and a Flying Bunny

Felt, Sequins and a Flying Bunny

During the 2013 holiday season I traveled to Maine to visit family on three different occasions. This is significant because I live in New York and the drive to Maine is not a short one! Worth every stretch of highway and ensuing fatigue, each trip served up a different kind of fun. 

 

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