Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inside Story of the Doll!



Here are a few more images of the construction process for the doll that is in 
the current In Stitches Vol 6! The name of the piece is "Is the War Over Yet?" and it is built on a wooden yarn spool.

Love carving stamps!

Don't forget that your image will be inverted...pay particular attention to words!!

 
The stuffed head pillow offers endless opportunities for embellishment!
 
Spool with skirt and batting wrapped around top.

 Checking placement for arms. Dowel wrapped with batting.

  Arm base covered with fabric and secured to body with wrapped yarn and hot glue. 
Arm options included an old baby doll arm, cotton tassel, a small wire whisk and a carved wooden hand on a stick.

 
Here she is with "arms" attached and fabric draped for shirt.

Head is sitting on a key at her neck to check placement.

Details of skirt embellishments that include paper, felt, beads, plastic army truck, charms, and found jewelry...
Have a good day and make great stuff!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Warm Florida!

 
Down in Florida with Midge and Allison, helping them get ready for their big show at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery...

and preparing for my Friday stop on Interweave's " In stitches vol. 6" blog tour! 
Check it out!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

July Embellishment Gathering!

Make Embellishments of all sizes, shapes and materials for all of your projects!

What is better than that?

2 Teachers. Guides, Task Masters

3 Dayz of creating, sharing, relaxing!!!

The BEST homegrown, homemade food in town!


by hand
by machine
fabric
threads
beads
yarns
metal
paper
plastic
found objects
and more!
Charlestown,
Rhode Island
02813

July 27-29, 2012

$400
$135 per day for one or two dayz

$100 holds your spot!

Local Beds for Rent:

Surfside Motel, Charlestown, RI

General Stanton Inn, Charlestown, RI

LaQuinta - Stonington, CT

You can check Westerly and Charlestown area for other choices!

Tracy Stilwell and Linda Willis

for more info and registration info:

tracystilwell@gmail.com

Don't Miss the Fun!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bruce Winn

My dear friend Bruce died a couple of weeks ago. 
Last spring I started going to Michael and Bruce's home once a week to helping with any tasks that needed doing. He fought a graceful fight. His love and creativity are missed by so many.
I shared the words below at his memorial service...with great difficulty...
My heart weighs ten tons.



folding laundry
fixing lunch
fixing breakfast
feeding lunch
feeding breakfast
cleaning the kitchen

up the stairs
down the stairs

always check on the patient

scheming and preparing sweet treats
dumping urine
rinsing vomit bucket
watering plants
dusting
vacuuming

wiping
brushing
applying

water, gatorade, straws
checking pills
pop tarts, crescent rolls

talking:
business
design
foundry
store
family
friends
doctors
hospitals
living
dying
holidaze
holiday food
the girlz
glee
downton

changing focus
changing sides
changing sheets
changing meds

slowing down
narrowing the view with
grace
humor
fatigue

rebounding
regressing
releasing

a precious intimate gift

and michael, you are the best!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012