Showing posts with label stuffies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stuffies. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For the love of a good SOFTIE

After Sunday Breakfast with friends and hearing about how Nancy is all about gearing her muse towards sewing, my urge to design a line of Softies or Stuffies has begun again.  I don't know if 'line' is the best word choice, maybe yearly birth or the sporadic softie project or the perfect alignment of stars softie, lol.
Back in 1999 when I started beading ArtDolls these lovely stuffies kept coming up when searching for different stitch techniques, across the web for bead embroidery, until I became obsessed with creating my own style.
2006 to 2010  starting top left:
  • Machine pieced w/glass eye and felt eye structure doll 
  • Simple poodles machine pieced
  • Simple squared elephant made from my oldest daughter light blue corduroy pants and Eeyore inspired tale
  •  Pincushion w/vintage buttons and embroidery floss
  • Pieced, machine stitched raggedy Ann, inspired rag doll
  • The last doll machine pieced body, upcycled jeans, pieced, hand sewn felt coat with bead and thread embroidery and ultra suede face that was Prisma pencil sketched.  The hair was a collection of fibers resembling Johnny Depp at the time :) :)
A team effort between machine work, dry felting, embroidery and hand stitching were used not in all work but, most.
little birds sewn from a pattern on HERE and this is the designer Michael Fulkerson in Philadelphia

Here is a handful of softie fabness that caught my eye in 2006 and are still going strong today with their creativity:

  1. LoobyLu
  2. Wee Wonderfuls
  3. Mimi Kirchner
  4. Hillary Lang
  5. Look What I Can Do
  6. Merwing
  7. Three Green Apples
  8. Molly Chicken
  9. Wee Folk Studio
  10. Oh Albatros 

Yes, yes, yes, I frequented these sights over and over years back and revisit now and again still

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First machine sewing project March 2007

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Openhouse and Home Vignette Thursday

Home Vignette Thursday
Home Vignette Thursday:  Christmas 2010 taken on pie safe, you see my kitchen tree covered in antique, vintage and retro potholders, terrariums and a corduroy elephant which was created from my eldest dd baby blue pants she wore in middle school.  I wish I had time to make more of these nostalgic stuffies :(

With the Holidays pretty much here the work is coming everyday with metalstamped and forged pendants, bracelets, tiered neckpieces, earrings and rrrrrrrings. New works along with artisan favorites are being created at a crazeeee pace.  Orders are also being filled and sent out all over the country with sweet  sentiments to my dear clients in all forms.  A return customer coupon was sent out in the recent newsletter.  If you were missed just contact me.
A Christmas Openhouse is being planned for November 20th at the Flemish House Art Gallery and Jewelry Studio 1pm to 6:30pm.  There will be artist displays featuring artists from all over the region, new artisan jewelry and Patricia Eckstrom's new framed mixed media work.  Eckstrom is setting up in gallery for that day!
A new pottery artists is joining the mix in the gallery Stacie Johnson Leske!  This artist has just been juried into the PA Wilds Artisan Trail!! I am so excited to carry her gorgeous and delicate work in the gallery :)

November gallery for Lynda Show finished5
A look at the gallery from 2006 with a more traditional gallery featuring Artist Linda Pontzer where she filled the entire space.  I now feature over a dozen artists with a designated space for the feature. 
Pete Winklbauer at the Flemish House Art Gallery and Jewelry Studio April 2011
Another photo with feature Pete Winklbauer in the newer layout of the gallery around April 2011.   The set-up is geared more towards a single feature in this area and then regional along with PA Wilds juried artisans filling the other spaces on a regular bases with change outs seasonally.

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