Monday, July 30, 2012

More Hallowe'en Raggedies

Well, I'm back with more Raggedies. Meet Homespun Pumpkin Andy and Annie. Quite the strong family resemblance, don't you agree?

Andy is Annie's big brother.

He's wearing a homespun plaid shirt in fall colors, with mismatched buttons, and a pair of black trousers. A scrap of homespun around his neck for a bow tie. Rusty bell on his tie, and black lace-up shoes complete his outfit.

Andy's little sis, Annie, is dressed in a primitively sewn homespun plaid dress in Hallowe'en colors of orange and black, and has a rusty bell attached to a scrap of homespun cotton fabric tied around her waist. Her shoes are trimmed with buttons.

She's holding her Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag in her left hand.

Both are sewn from osnaburg cotton fabric, and painted with acrylic paints. Andy is 9.5" tall, and Annie is 9" tall, not counting the green ric-rac vines on top of their heads. Annie's Halloween Pumpkin Bag is made from paper mache.

Both of these little cuties will be in my Etsy store.

Thanks for dropping by, and please leave a comment so that I'll know you were here.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Folk Santa

I've been slowly working on Santas. I don't intend to create as many in a year as I have been. I want to work on other things, or just only work on Santas when the mood hits.

Here's my newest Santa. I wanted to create a more primitive, folk art look. His face is not as smooth as my other Santas, since I didn't add any clay over it. And his features are a little more primitive. I'm happy with the way he turned out.

He carries a bottle brush wreath in his right hand. The large pockets on his coat are slightly open so that something like tinsel garland can be stuffed into them. They have a design that I stamped into the wet paper mache with a rubber stamp.

He stands a hair over 12" tall. He's made from paper mache clay, of course, except his hands are stuffed and painted cloth. He's been coated with acrylic, and glazed with an antiquing glaze.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my latest Santa. He's in my Etsy shop.

Have a great week,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hallowe'en Raggedy Annie

Hi! I've been working on a Hallowe'en style Raggedy. Meet my first Pumpkin Annie.


 She's dressed in a primitively sewn black and orange dress, and has a rusty bell attached to a scrap of homespun cotton fabric tied around her waist. She is 9" tall, not counting the green ric-rac pumpkin vine on top of her head. She's as sweet as pumpkin pie!

Wonder why she looks so surprised? In her left hand is the paper mache pumpkin Halloween bag that she picked out herself. Her eyes just about popped out of her head when she saw one that looked almost like her!

Here is another view of her, from the back:

She is going into my Etsy shop this afternoon. *UPDATE: She sold right after I listed her. Thank you, Joyce!

Her BFF, "Homespun Pumpkin Annie" is going into my Etsy shop, too.

Tomorrow I'll be posting my latest Santa. I hope you come back to see him.

Enjoy your weekend.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Etsy Shop Grand Opening

Hi! This post isn't about my latest Santa or art doll.

I'm overwhelmed with buttons. My stash is huge. So, I decided to destash some of my surplus on Etsy. If you're interested in that kinda thing, please check out my new Etsy shop, 1 Button, 2Buttons... Here's a link:

There're a lot of great deals. These are a few examples of what I'm offering. I hope you check them out. I've started with 13 listings, and I'll be adding one or two more listings a week until I get them all up.

And, I'm having a Grand Opening Special. Order any two or more offerings, and I'll include a free gift in every order.

So, if you like buttons, come over to the new shop. Or, if you have a friend who's into buttons, or hoarding, let them know.

I have my grandson staying with me, so I've been putting my art on the side burner. But I've been cooking up a new Santa.  I'm just putting on the finishing touches.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!