Thursday, April 21, 2011

Primitive Folk Art soft sculpture uncle sam doll on tricycle

This is how Uncle Sam would look riding a tricycle, isn't it? His legs and arms are wired with fairly heavy wire so he can maintain that awkward pointy elbow and knee look.

I had the tricycle and thought I could use it to make a really different, wonderful doll. The idea for Sam woke me up at 5:00 one morning and I started it right away.

He's attached (almost invisibly) to the tricycle with wire and sewing thread. I drilled tiny holes through the seat and the bottoms of the handle grips. His feet are stitched to the pedals.

You"ll find him in my Etsy shoppe, Lucy's Lazy Dayz Folk Art

Monday, April 18, 2011

Primitive black angel w star

This is the latest addition to my website. Meet HOPE. She's made of heavily textured fabric and the painting and sanding make her skin look like old leather. She's made to hang but sits so nicely. I love her cheesecloth over wire wings. They're the perfect touch. Notice they're not too big? That's because she's a new angel..they'll grow a little every time she gives hope to people.

You'll find more information about her and how she's made on the listing on my website.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Folk Art Father's Day rooster with egg cart pull toy

Isn't this the cutest? The little cart is hand made from a grapevine basket. I removed the handle and inserted an axle with wooden wheels. The egg is wood and it's nestled in dried grass. Available at