Hello to All! its late Saturday afternoon here on the Oregon coast and the sun is shining so nicely! I have finished a few items for the fall season.
The first is my applique wall hanging Halloween quilt. I cut out the quit pieces of two different kinds of orange and had some really cute cute fabric for Halloween so I began piecing my idea together I mixed the oranges and the fabric squares with a bit of applique. I have added some applique cats, hat and a ghost with some pumpkins but I think my favorite is the spider. The spider is black felt and his legs are hair pins! that I have sewn in, I think the hair pins made great spider legs!
I finished Leandra today also I have made her somewhat primitive by staining the fabric with a dark green acrylic paint, that I sponged onto the body of the doll then began staining the doll with instant coffee and cinnamon. The design of the doll is my very own I drew up the pattern and have done all the painting, sewing. The doll is Onsaburg and filled with fiber fill and plastic pellets for weighting the doll.
I am painting in acrylics that have an oil base; I have hand painted all the facial features and the webs on the front and back of the doll along with signing the doll.
I thought about staining the shirt and skirt but then decided not to because I liked the brightness of the fabrics. The hair is a wool yarn with various brown tones in it.The shoes are painted on using black acrylic paint. I love naming my witches! it just happens that Leandra means Lioness. I think it suits this primitive witch rag cloth doll!
Lastly I am finishing up a painted plate, using a acrylic oil based paints I love black! it just brought the colors out even more! Its a spooky old house with some old ghoulish ghosts just a hanging about the house.