Monday, August 15, 2011
My family as stack dolls
Have you ever wanted to see your family painted as a stack doll family? Well, I love stack dolls. I have a few. That big mama up there was smuggled out of Czechoslovakia back in the the early 80s when my mom would take tours across the boarder. She was great about smuggling all sorts of crystal out too. The next doll is a story of Cinderella. My older sister gave her to my Emma a couple years ago and I got the short Aqua doll when I was stationed in Germany about 11 years ago. I went on a tour to non-communist Czechoslovakia and was so impressed with the post fall art that I had to get her and let her hang out with her oppressed sister.
So, I was wondering around Hobby Lobby one day and saw the little naked wood stack doll sets and bought 2 on a whim. My wonderful friend and across the street neighbor Sharon Smith asked me to make a diaper bag set for a friend of hers so I presented my stack doll idea as a type of swap. I will make her bag if she will make my family into stack dolls. I would totally have made her a bag anyway...but Sharon is amazingly talented and I did want to reap the benefit of having such a skilled friend.
Alice Springs Camel Cup. He did come in third place. That is my man....quite the winner.
So, I bet Sharon Smith will paint your family as a stack doll gang for the right price. She has a new Etsy shop. So send her an email and let her know you are interested. She is wonderful.
You can read it here if you want a good Irish yarn and don't want to go hunt for the book. On long road trip through the mountains Dad also used to tell us the story of "Falling Rocks" the young Indian brave trying to win the hand of the Indian princess. Sharon's dad told the story a bit differently, well actually totally different as it was not an Indian brave at all, but an ax murderer.
My weekend sewing has been going back and forth between a large bag order and my Miscellany quilt for Michelle Engle-Bencsko of Cloud 9 Fabrics. It is going to be awesome. I finished most of the top and just have the boarder to do.
OK, have a great rest of your weekend! Thanks for stopping by.