Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Leaf Elves

I've been working on some leaf elves for the Fall Open House at Lucia's Garden.
Dyeing Silk Habotai for the leaf bodies

After dyeing the fabric with some fall golds and reds, I took the damp fabric outside and sprinkled on dry rit dye right out of the box.  This will give it some grainy spots - a trick I learned years ago from doll artist Dawn Kinsey.

Here are their little faces, which have been needle sculpted.  The darling little bunny pin cushion in the background was made by doll artist Leslie Molen.

Faces are painted

Here is "Autumn's Last Dance"

and "Maple Leaf Shim Sham"
 Shim Sham is a kind of shuffling soft shoe tap dance.  I think that looks just like what he is doing.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lucia's Garden Fall Open House

Lucia's Garden is hosting a Fall Open House on Sunday, October 2, from 1-5 p.m.  I will be bringing Pumpkin Folk, Leaf Elves, friendly Witches, Harvest Angels, Autumn Elves and more! 
Lucia's Garden is located at

2360 W. Alabama

Houston, Texas 77098

Lucia gave me my start in selling little Halloween witches at Lucia’s Garden many years ago.  Now I’ve come full circle and I will be bringing Halloween and Fall dolls to Lucia’s Garden for sale this October.  I’m honored to be back!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Houston Area Fiber Artists will have our annual gallery show next month.  I'm excited to be one of the artists on the postcard !

 There will be a silent auction at the gallery show as well.  This is "Elodie", which I have donated to the silent auction: