A little Mother’s Day fun!


Happy Mother’s Day! (a little-belated ūüėČ )

I’m a little late getting this posted, well, because I was getting ready for and enjoying Mother’s Day!

This is Me, my grandson Jase, and my beautiful Mommy! ¬†She is the sweetest person I know, and I inherited her whimsical spirit! ¬†That’s why I knew she would love these cute little flowery pins. ¬†I let her take first pick, then let the others choose the ones they liked. ¬†We all had a very nice day at my sister’s new house, and enjoyed our time and dinner together!

pinsI made these pins for my own Mom, sister,¬†sister-in-law, and daughters. ¬†At least, the ones that have children! ¬†I did, however, forget to make one for myself. ¬†But, oh well! ¬†You’ll have that!

They are made of polymer clay, plus a little bit of Pearlex mica powder and varnish!  I used a technique called polymer clay embroidery.  It was rather fun, actually!

New Granny Quilter Doll! SOLD


So, I was asked to create a quilter art doll by someone whose church group wanted to give it to one of their members as a gift. ¬†And this is what I came up with! ¬†I’m pretty happy with how she turned out!

WIP This is the skeleton of a grandma quilter art doll I'm working on. She is a commission! :-D

I started with the chair. ¬†LOL ¬†It is about 6 inches high. ¬†Then I took two long pieces of wire and twisted them, and then formed them together to create the “skeleton”. ¬†I then used polymer clay to make some “bones”, leaving certain joints uncovered, so she could be posable later! ¬†Adding the bones also made it a little heavier, so she’d sit solidly in her rocking chair. ¬†After this basic beginning, I added more clay to make her head, arms, legs, and shoes. ¬†Sorry I didn’t get pictures of that process. ¬†My bad.

Granny Quilter

After all that, I created a “skin” out of cloth and stuffed it with batting. ¬†I had to stitch up all the arms, legs, and neck AFTER it was on her, or I wouldn’t have been able to get it on her at all. ¬†Boy was THAT fun. ¬†LOL

Granny Quilter

Here she is, all stuffed, and ready for clothes! ¬†I’m sorry, but I forgot to get pictures of that process too. ¬†This was my first time dressing a doll with actual cloth, so it was a bit of a hair pulling experience. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†You can’t really see it in the photo, but she is holding a “needle” in her fingers! ¬†She is quilting, after all!

Granny Quilter

I just had to share this moment with you! ¬†I am trying to stitch up the neck of her dress, and my eyes are not cooperating. ¬†So, I had to use my big magnifier thingy! ¬†I REALLY need new glasses. ¬†LOL ¬†She’s also received her wig, which I made of wool roving.

Granny Quilter

The next thing I had to do was make her quilt. ¬†Let me just say… I’m not a quilter. ¬†I’m barely a sewer. ¬†But shall we say it turned out “rustic”? ¬†ūüėČ

Granny Quilter

And here she is!  Granny Quilter is finished!  I decided to do a simple face on her.  I think it leant a peaceful aura to her, overall.  What do you think?  I hope she is happy in her new home!