Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
A curious breeze has penetrated the walls of my studio. On this breeze I feel the twinkle of French romance and old world charm. Because I am an armchair traveller, a rummager , and a collector of vintage bits I love the imagery of a Paris flea market. It's probably not how I imagine it, but it's my dream, so I can paint the picture however romantic I like.
I studied French, but if you don't use it you loose it. I think it's a beautiful language.
As I created Josephine I thought of French chocolate. I wondered in I lived in France, would I covet American lace?
Josephine is not a Prim Pumpkin of convention. She is a pumpkin who knows her heart realizing the importance of simple indulgence. Josephine loves toile and patterns, she reclaims millinery and creates couture. She does it all, but in a lady-like fashion.
I stitched this blossom from vintage velvet. It was the perfect accent I think. While my dolls are of a primitive nature, they are feminine and luscious in the way they come to life and share a story.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Fantôme de Citrouille
which translates to Pumpkin Ghost!
She is a sweet little confection of an art doll sure to steal your heart. Fantome has been haunting a little Paris pastry shop for years! She has a lovely hat and a flowing ghostly cloak. Do you know what frightens this little pumpkin? … I’ll tell you… the thought of a day without cupcakes! She has both hands on her face out of fear!
Monday, March 14, 2011
I wrapped the handle in hand dyed velvet- real velvet! The feel of this bouquet is perfect! Make no mistake, there will be flowers, but there will also be my Grandma's brooches, blinged into a bouquet.
I fist saw this idea on ETSY and fell in love with the idea of becoming a brooch bride. It's a unique way to put family heirlooms front and center!
Click here to see my inspiration piece
After the dust settles, I will post a tutorial. I am also making brooch bouquets for my Maid of Honour and my Bridesmaids! : )
Monday, March 7, 2011
Her hat had finally arrived! This was the one she had waited for. It sat Primly on her head and her smile was ever so coy!
I collect vintage hats and I wear them about as often as I can. I created a flapper style beauty to wear on my wedding day! I'll show you some pictures of that next time. This post is all for Fleur and her love for hats! Don't you think she has the perfect face for wearing hats? Some pumpkin just have a face for them! For her, wearing a fancy hat is a costume of floral prettiness.
She belongs to her hat as much as it belongs to her...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
She is actually standing in a vintage ADORABLE shoe. You all know how I adore shoes- they don't even have to be my size... Love 'em all...
Good luck to you all!