Berea Craft Festival Preview!

I’m so tickled to be participating in the 30th annual Berea Craft Festival, held in Berea, Kentucky. Today I’m busy wrapping dollies in bubble wrap, securely packaging them for travel & crossing items off my to-do list….and working on finishing a couple of dolls before this weekend’s show.

Here are a few examples of the newness I’ve created especially for the Berea Festival. There’s LOTS more. If you’re near Kentucky, come on out! Enjoy the music, food, art & hopefully, sunshine!

There’s more to be seen this weekend July 8-10th!

Little Believers

This is my new collection of Christmas ornaments. There are five angels in this set. They’re made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. I’ve painted & sanded these dolls numerous times & treated them to a series of paint washes to truly grime them up. They wear little floral print dresses which have been coffee/lavender bud/vanilla dyed. They do not smell, however. The bottom hem & arm sleeves have been finished with hand stitching. The neckline remains tattered & raw. Each little apron has been made of muslin & dyed. There is hand-stitching on the apron. They are tied to the dolls with jute twine. These little babies have wings made from antique drawer pulls found in a local antique shop. I’ve stained them lightly to enhance & warm the color of the wood. The backs of the drawer pulls have been decoupaged with Christmas carol sheet music from a vintage hymnal. They’ve been paint washed, stained & sealed lightly. Each set of wings has been tied securely to the angel with hemp twine which crosses in front.

Each little angel carries her own banner. I’ve stamped the message onto taupe card stock with chocolate ink. The letters are attached to hemp twine & simply tied to their hands. Each comes finished with a hemp hanger.

These little girls will be available as a set on eBay later on in the season.