I am finally premiering some new patterns in my Etsy shop – yay! I have loved vintage seed packets and seed annuals for a long time, and I was so excited to recreate two 1800s seed annuals as felt ornaments. 100% wool felt is so much fun to work with – the feel of it, how it behaves…there’s just nothing like it! You can make these seed annuals as ornaments or as framed art. Because they are three-dimensional, they look wonderful in a shadow box frame.
It’s always such a wonderful feeling when inspiration strikes, and this time it was a desire to do something fun with lots of patterned fabrics in wonderful colors. Thus, Matilda and Poppy were born! I also had the itch to draw or paint some colorful faces, and that, along with some rag doll inspiration, led to these two fun dolls. They are not difficult to make, and there are lots of possibilities for variations depending on the colors and fabrics you choose. The PDF patterns are available in my Etsy shop – clicking on the window to the right will take you there. I will also have some kits made with all of the fabrics gathered for you, which makes it easy to get started making your own right away!
Matilda is ready for chilly weather with her lovely dress and handmade pom poms to warm her ears:
Poppy is reminiscent of the 60s with her bright colors, A-line dress and flowery headband:
…and welcome to my little crafty corner of the universe! Here I hope to share my designs, dolls, photographs, ideas and a few helpful techniques, too. I have a file of “stuff that makes my eyes happy” (I even have a Pinterest category with the same name), so I hope my crafty and artistic contributions make someone else’s eyes (and brain, and most especially, their heart) happy, too!