Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Keiskamma Altarpiece

Should you find yourself near Huron St in Chicago, stop by St. James Cathedral to see the Keiskamma Altarpiece. My husband & I were in Chicago last Thursday for lunch. We took a stroll & visited the Cathedral. A very nice woman talked about the altarpiece & explained the variety of panels and motifs. It is on view thru May 11, 2008.

Honey Bunny has taken over the bread basket!!

Do Not Disturb : )

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ellen Anne Eddy

My GF Marjorie sent me an e-mail about:

Creating the Creator, Free Creative Workshop
It is on the web site of Ellen Anne Eddy.

I visited the web site & I thought I may have seen her tapestries on display in Chesterton.
After rooting thru some old journals, I came accross this postcard:

"Swimming Upstream"
c.2001 Ellen Anne Eddy 38" x 52"

Her exhibit, The Nature of Nature: Embroidered Tapestries of Ellen Anne Eddy was Aug 1-31, 2004 at 18 Artist Gallery in chesterton, Indiana. If you get the chance, check out her web site, store & the workshop!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Penny Wooden Doll

Finally, my kit & dolls arrived!

The back of the kit says: "Penny Wooden: dolls were originally hand-carved in pine, poplar or maple by families of German and Tyrolean toymakers. In the early nineteenth century, they were imported into and reproduced by London toymakers. Later, they were made in New England. The actual "Penny Wooden" dolls sold for a penny in New England around the middle of the nineteenth centrury. Hence, its name."

Historical Background here

The kit includes: authentic replica jointed, hand-painted wooden doll, pattern and materials to make a colorful 19th century costume.

I ordered one kit & a couple dolls. That way, I can make up the doll dress [one with the kit] and give it away. I am keeping one doll, so I can make more clothing! Not sure about the other doll; however, I think once 'somebody' sees it, they will want one, too : )

I placed my order with Beeline Publications, Clover Patch Store in Bloomington, IN.

The dolls I've seen at the LNS, are $68.00 -- and the idea is to cross stitch a design on the apron and add to the Miss Penny Doll. I have not decided on the apron, maybe I'll see how I fare on the clothing, first!