I am working on a couple of Early
Work Mercantile December offerings.
I wish I could be a more prolific doll maker,
but hand sewing is a slow process, especially
when the weather changes and Arthur
I've finished a homespun dress
with antique blue china buttons
and plain cotton undergarments
for this petite prim sawdust dolly.
I think she needs a prim little apron
or tiny waist pocket then she will
My large workspace has been temporarily
taken over by a dismantled computer, so I have
put away the sewing machine (it's rarely
used anyway) and moved to my smaller desk.
My hubby made a wooden stand for
the stump doll Father Christmas that
seems to be coming along rather slowly!
The body is done, but he still needs a
face, beard and hair.
So far, I've sewn a simple linen robe.
The fox trim is pinned in place and
ready to be hand sewn onto his wool
hooded cloak. I've picked a lovely
fabric for the lining.
I did not personally go out and murder
the little fox for his beautiful fur. Someone
else did that many years ago to make a
fashionable fox collar. However, I see no
harm in re-using it to keep Father Christmas
warm during his midnight deliveries.
I have toys
and more toys.
A little bear.
Bells and baubles.
A leather pouch for stardust.
A North Pole snowflake timepiece.
That actually works.
A Nantucket backpack, but I may opt for a wool
sack. The other basket is for oranges
apples, and switches. Maybe I will have
room for the little tree. The hubby is making a
staff from Missouri walnut, I can't wait to see
what he creates. Perhaps I will make a little dolly!
So much to do and so little time......