Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Hand Crafted Items for the Month of May; The Milk Maiden, crochet hand bag, crochet rag rug

I have just finished crocheting this purple little hand bag with some really nice heavy wool yarn. I did just a very basic double stitch to create the body of the purse and the strap is just a simple chain stitch. Next I took some strands of the yarn and frayed or pulled the yarn apart for the fringe and put it onto the little purse; and I hand sewed some pretty buttons on for added decor.

Then I have also finished a new rag cloth doll, the milk Maiden, she is 22 inches long and made from Onsburg. The doll has been stained and I once again have created and painted on the facial features using acrylic paints. The Milk Maiden's hair is a red wool yard and is not stained either is the hat and dress, this time around I just stained the body of the doll and painted shoes and stockings onto the doll. The hat, dress and bloomers are cotton fabrics that I found in the baby section of a fabric store.

I am also working on a crochet rag rug that is made from cotton and yarn and wool yarn, that is the photo down below, I am almost done with it I just have to add the lighter colored yarn to the rug. It has been a while since my last blog post, I have been as usual battling some health issues, mostly the lungs and the RA have been giving me some serious problems but I am still crafting away!

1 comment:

Sher said...

Very cute items. I found you and your blog at bloggers unite guild.