Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tinker, Just a Small Cloth Doll

This is Tinker just a small cloth doll measuring about 13 inches long; she is one of my smaller dolls that I have done up.
I had some scrapes of cotton doll fabric and decide the scrapes needed to be a doll. So I designed Tinker. She is filled with fiber fill and her clothing is Pajamas made from some cute cotton flannel
Her eyes are mismatched buttons done with a bit of soft sculpting and some black cotton embroidery floss was used to make the eye lashes. I had a bit of dark red yarn with gold in it so that is what I used for her hair and the hair is sewn into her head. I think it gives this dolls a wonderful contrast.
I also added a small heat pearl white button to the outfit and some brightly colored ribbon to add more to that contrast theory.

She really is not for small children because of the buttons on her; an older child would be perfect for her so just someone who is a great doll lover and collector.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Memorial Thank you

Today I and my family wanted to say thank you to those many who serve to protect us and their families for the sacrifices made, we also pray for those families and those that have chosen to serve.

I also want to say thank you......

to my husband Jac who served in the army
his sister in law Marion who served in the army
My Uncle Roger who served in the Navy
My brother in law Ray who served in the Navy
My Uncle Bill who served in the Navy and Vietnam war
My cousin on the Barger side who served with the Sea Bee's in Vietnam and died
My half Uncle who served in the Marines
My Grandfather on my dads side who served in the army Robert Long
My Great uncles who fought in War II and were in the Navy
My husbands father who was in the Navy and was in War II and the Korean War and was a prisoner of war.
Longs were served in the Civil war
Thank you so much, Love all of you, and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.