Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Open House At Homestead House

Here's an add for where I'll be this Sunday. I'll just have my corn husk dolls out there. My dad and brother are going to be playing their mountain dulcimers and we'll all be dressed in 1860's styled clothing. We may get there up to half an hour late (Dad and Nathaniel are playing at church beforehand) but anyone is welcome to come. Click here for directions.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Lady

This picture is made of: daisy, dogwood, corn husk, a skeletonized leaf, aucuba, Queen Anne's lace, corn silk, bark, cantaloupe peel, maple and something I don't know the name of for the border.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

A couple of friends of mine where going to the 16th annual Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair. They had an extra seat in their car and invited me to come along. There was yarn everywhere I looked, as well as spinning stuff, felting demonstrations, pattern books and much more. I saw light-up knitting needles (I guess so you can knit in the dark), and larger-that-life knitting needles like in the picture. It was nice walking around the show with Miss Cecile and Miss Carol because they could tell me what I was looking at. I bought some wooden knitting needles, gray yarn and some roving in hopes of learning how to spin. Oh, and we saw rabbits and alpacas. Below is a movie of the alpacas and the funny sounds they make.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

24 Corn Husk Dolls

Here's what I did while watching some movies. They're corn husk dolls, between 3 and 4 inches tall. They go pretty well at shows because there are a lot of little girls who like them and I sell them cheap. We don't have our TV hooked up to anything, because we don't want our heads filled with junk, and it's often a waste of time. But we do like to watch a good movie, and I like to make dolls.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

OK, I get my seasons a little mixed up, but that's what happens when you have a Christmas show Nov. 1 and a harvest festival Nov. 21. My Dad and brother, who both play the mountain dulcimer, are also getting ready for shows, and so lately I've been listening to live Christmas music.

By the way, the picture above took around 8 hours to make and it is made out of: redbud, bark, aucuba, baby's breath, delphinium, unknown evergreen, cornflower, poinsettia, Japanese maple, tendrils, forget-me-not, Queen Anne's lace, maple and other fall leaves.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Gowns for Corn Cobs

Many of my friends inspire me to reach new heights and try new things. This is how I found myself sewing dresses for corn cobs. Miss Charle' helped me gather dried corn, I popped all the dry kernels off, sewed some tiny dresses and here they are, corn cob dolls.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cardinal in the Snow

This picture took around 8 hours to complete and it is made of: nandina, oak leaf hydrangea, garlic peel, maple, Japanese maple, cardinal flower, banana peel, bark and aucuba.