a little joy!

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I wanted something happy and joy-ful looking! These colorful fabrics were just the thing.

the beads and fabric seem like they were made for one another!

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a little bead spiral.

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the complete “joy”

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A little more joy…my daughter, Hannah made the little creature to the left and i was telling her how much i loved it and she said i could have it. (she made it a long time ago)She used printed felt . I  love the colors of her creature and pulled the fabric and thread from my little stash of fabric and put it beside it for inspiration.

completely unrelated to this post, i just wanted to mention i found a really amazing lion picture done in different shades of blue :

http://moonlightandhares.blogspot.com/

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a little more “happiness”

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i liked the first bunny so much i decided to make a chocolate colored bunny out of flannel. i forgot to mention that i stuffed the bunnies with just a little fiber fill, (not my favorite but it is all i had) in the head and arms then i filled the bottom loosely with rice. i know over time rice will break down but i don’t mind.

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a little chocolate love…..yum!

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i began working on a new project and i layed the little bunny on top of the chocolate piece and what do you know? the wings fit perfectly behind the little bunny. amazing…perfect size.

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a little close up. it’s a gloomy day here so on to a little more happiness..

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i wanted to do something that would make me smile and i was really wanting to make a “doll” so i decided to create a little bunny….they have always been a part of my life.

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this will give you an idea of the size….the front side is a scrap of flannel and the paws are a scrap of linen. the backside is muslin.

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another bunny from the past. my “littlest one”‘s favorite bunny. i spent coutless hours looking for this 9” little “velveteen rabbit!” ha!

the goddess

I have been spending a lot of time thinking about my life and what symbols are important on this spiritwalk. Over this past summer I explored the goddess and I know the feminine aspect is significant to me. During the early 1980’s I read books by Paramahansa Yogananda and he stated that he used to pray to the Divine Mother aspect of God. Although intellecutally I understand that I did not understand it from a heart space. Most recently I came across a quote: “goddess is the embodiment of the divine as feminine.” and bam it finally sunk in…so I was inspired to create this:

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I ran out of turquoise and white thread so I will finish this when I can. I put the original quote at the beginning and then added other words that came to mind. Next, I decided I would like to have something I could hold in my hand as a gentle reminder of the divine feminine and how I am protected and loved so I created this:

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they are approx. 4″ tall and fit comfortably in the palm of my hand. These are the “modest” version.

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this is the Venus of Willendorf estimated to have been carved 24,000–22,000 BC.  The next version I created was modeled as closely in detail to her:

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your probably wondering why I made so many…well,

it is because it was fun and therapeutic. So much so that I want to give away the pattern for it in a pdf form. I have the pattern completed just need to scan it in…

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a basket full of the goddess….

Folkart Doll

I love folk art dolls….this one is 5 and 1/2 ” tall. I don’t have my sewing machine now so everything I do must be completely made by hand. (picture a little fuzzy…I’ll get the hang of this camera thing yet.)

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Oh yeah…I painted her face…..

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I know…I know…this one is reflecting light…I painted the finished picture with glossy varnish. The colors are prettier in person….argh!