Friday, September 09, 2005

Erasmus

Here’s a tattered, yet elegant, old gentleman named Erasmus - which means worthy of love. He is made from tea-stained osnaburg and his features are embroidered. His jacket and hat are made from a vintage table runner (that had seen better days). His vest is sewn from an old linen floral napkin with antique glass buttons sewn down the front. His hat is trimmed with the frayed edge of an old paisley tablecloth. His hobo bag is made from an old handkerchief with a crocheted edge that coordinates with his vest and hat trim. I sewed a large, vintage twinkle button on his jacket as a festive holiday brooch.

Erasmus

2 comments:

kay susan said...

Oh Connie, he is brilliant!

Conni said...

Thanks, Kay Susan. You don't know how difficult it has been for me to leave the edges unfinished on these prim dolls. I keep thinking my mom would disapprove if she were alive...