Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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I spent Saturday cleaning out the summer kitchen. It was a disaster...a place where Art and I both put everything we were too lazy to put away in the barn or in the house. And a place where we stored stuff we knew we wouldn't be using, but didn't want to pitch. The mess in there just grew and grew. It was pretty much an all-day project and I was thrilled to get it done! In the process, I found a few things I had totally forgotten about, which is always fun.
About eight or nine years ago, I made these little framed paper dolls for a Nashville Needlework Market. I don't remember how many I made, but it was a LOT! (I can never make just one or two of something, it's always a LOT!)
The paper dolls I brought home with me ended up in a box in the summer kitchen and I was kind of happy to find them Saturday. Wasn't sure what in the world I was going to do with them, but happy nonetheless.
The idea for the paper dolls came from an antique framed paper doll I found years ago. It was made out of old ledger paper and was adorable. So, I took it apart, made a pattern and got to work! The doll and the dress are two separate pieces of antique paper. They are place on hand-dyed linen and framed in a burl veneer frame (from Olde Colonial Designs).
I've kept a couple for myself and have added the rest to my Etsy Shop. Check them out when you get a chance and see what you think. Kind of fun, definitely different, kind of collage-y before collage-ing was so very popular. And, I think they would work really well hanging with samplers!
Have a good one!
Kathy's Sampler Charts & Antiques
- Kathy Barrick