For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Sunday, May 17, 2009

No, you're not imagining things!

I know, I'm confused too, two posts in two days! This is due to two things, first, I have lists, lists that I tick when things are done. Number 1, 2 and 3 were finish doll 4, photograph doll 4, put doll 4 in the shop, on flickr and blog about her. I suppose that's more than three things but hey, I know what I mean!! So I can tick those off today, as opposed to tomorrow when I was going to do it. The second reason she is here today is because I was too excited, too excited to keep her all to myself, so here she is and also here where you can adopt her if you want. And don't listen to anyone who tells you I have a stack of ironing to do....it's not true...honest!!

She does have a lovely little headband on which for some reason I haven't managed to capture on my camera, but isn't she just adorable. I am going to find a special place at home for her and number three, incase I get to keep them both for a while.


I have also worked more on my commissioned piece since yesterday and I will show you that in the week. Thanks so much for coming back twice this weekend, it's appreciated! x

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This is my favourite so far

Elizabeth said...

Just to read your blog is so fantastic. When it comes to embroidery your like a pressure-cooker who can't hold the pressure. The doll is beautiful, like I expected.

Enjoy the chores that are waiting to be done.

Have a great sunday night.

MargB said...

She is beautiful - so dainty - I can see why you had to finish and photograph her. The ironing etc won't run away sadly but they will be quite happy to wait! First things first is most important!!!

Mary Corbet said...

This is so pretty and springy! I love the colors and the stitching on this one!!

Hotter Than... said...

I always seem to say this but - more beautiful work Karen. It's a joy to take time out with a mug of tea and read about/look at your work.

P.S. I promise I won't be going anywhere - you're stuck with me a little longer. I may even post some of my work up!

EMBELLISHER said...

Your work is so beautiful and pristine. Very pretty doll,this one.

Victoria said...

Your dolls are heirloom pieces. Absolute treasures.

Cerejeira said...

This embroidery is sooooo beautifullllll!!!!
Could you not do it in a weeding dress?

Diane said...

Well isn't she a dolly! So precious. Your touch is amazing Karen. I love every single one of these sweet babes.

Swirlyarts said...

Oh she is beautiful!

irina said...

Very nice crea!

irina

Gunnels blog said...

Hi Karen! I have been a bad blogvisitors lately - so I have SO much beautiful things to look at her at you today! You are amazing, your embroidery are so wonderful !!! Have a nice spring/summer, I will soon have a blogbreak !

nonni ru said...

Your dolly melted my heart...