Friday, July 29, 2005

Uriah

Meet Uriah, my latest prim Santa. A tattered yet elegant old gentleman, he wears a tea- stained outfit made from an ivory chenille bedspread I bought at a thrift shop. An old, stained crocheted doily has found a new life as his collar. His hat is trimmed with a silver colored vintage twinkle button with a “jewel” in the center.

There has been some controversy lately about an “artist” who unravels old needlework and re-embroiders his own work over the top. My personal policy is to use only damaged linens to trim my dolls – linens that would otherwise just be lying in a drawer unused and unloved…


Uriah

3 comments:

Sharkeysday said...

He is wonderful! I personally think that reusing old linens is fantastic. What a way to honor lace.
Great piece!

Conni said...

Thanks, Mary-Frances. I'm really enjoying the process of creating these old guys and recycling old linens, trims and buttons.

indah said...

Me ha gustado mucho! Gracias.