My beautiful Father Time was published in the Show & Tell section of the Nov/Dec/Jan 2014 Art Doll Quarterly. I'm so pleased and honored.
He was a joy to make using many new techniques I've been experimenting with. The watch faces have epoxy coatings to hold the hands in place. The robe is stiff as a board. His hands and head were completely painted after the needle sculpting was finished.
The Grainery will also be open with extended hours for Cranfest. Sandy will have the doors open at 9am Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-28 and she will close about 7pm all three nights.....if you are on your way back from Cranfest and want to stop, give her a call and she will stay open a bit later if you need her to. She will also open up on Sunday by Appointment if need be. If you have never been to The Grainery, it is soooo worth the stop! It is a primitive out building filled with handmade crafts. Sandy has her Folk Art paintings there along with handmade treasures from Lucys Lazy Dayz Primitives and items from us, Kindred Spirit Primitives. It is located 2 miles south of Tomah on Hwy 131. Turn Left on Hilldale Ave..... it's just a few feet up the road on the left. Stop out if you have the time! If you have questions, call Sandy at 608-387-3279 or Cheryl at 608-387-1541.
I've been very busy finishing new scarecrows. You can find them on my website . They are listed under What's new and come in 3 sizes: 18" tall, 26" tall and 35" tall. They're made of fabric with rag stuffed bodies so they sit well. They all have a generous quantity of raffia spilling from sleeves and pant legs as well as raffia hair. The handmade hats are stiffened burlap. The pants are denim.
The faces are hand embroidered with hand applique'd noses and blushed cheeks. Each scarecrow has something to hold. One has a handmade painted fabric pumpkin, another has a handmade cloth crow and the large one captured a huge handmade crow that's trying to fly away. They're designed to be indoor decorations (or at least in a sheltered area) but I've heard from customers who've kept them outdoors and not protected and they are just fine (I don't advise that...I'm just passing along what I've been told).
I've been published in Prims magazine. There are so many very talented people are in the issue and it's such an honor to be included. You'll find stories about my Vintage inspired Santas as well as another story about some of my witches.