Saturday, June 18, 2011
This is the first time that I have entered the Holiday Directory for Early American Life magazine. I did a "St. Nicholas" with a "mouse" helper and companion and a lovely rag doll that some lucky little girl will receive for Christmas! I started with a doll dated to the early part of 1900..restored it and added a very detailed head. His suit is handsewn from 19th. Century homespun wool and lined with early chocolate brown "book muslin" ( used in the 1800's for skirt linings) and trimmed it in early turkey red and brown calico. There is so much detail that it would take way too long to describe...BUT...I thought that some of you who love Holiday folk art, might appreciate a little peek! He will be offered for sale at some point. I do hope you enjoy him!!!