Monday, March 16, 2015

the middle of March

 I had been planning to start working with larger scale but got sidetracked with these little oak leaves. I made them specifically for this little basket...

which holds this little doll. I am sending them to my youngest niece for her birthday. My grandma gave the doll to me forever ago when I was already a bit too old for dolls. She had one similar that she used to let my sister and I play with when we were visiting. My mom gave it back to me a few years ago. I packed it away and it recently resurfaced. I want to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it now. The little quilts add some softness and spring is so near the leaves just had to be green. It was pretty gray out when I started them.

It's absolutely beautiful today. 72˙ as I type this around 4pm. This afternoon, just a few minutes before I photographed the quilted leaves…




the sandhill cranes flew over. I heard them calling from way up, through the open windows.

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  1. A sweet doll for your niece and your oak leaves are beautiful (love the green you have used)
    Amazing to see birds flying in formation like that.

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    1. Such a sensitive green, appearing differently in every photo I have taken depending on the light.

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  2. oh, a little vintage baby wrapped in leaves! This evokes so many associations....fairy child, spring re-birth, Moses among the bulrushes. Your green leaves are lovely; I hope your niece will love her legacy.

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    1. I was definitely thinking about fairies as I worked on these, a bed of leaves. In fact I thought about making tiny wings for the doll.

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    1. They are pretty sweet. Soft life-size leaves.

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    1. Rushing it a bit actually. No really green leaves here…yet.

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  5. just had to add my appreciation too for this treasure of a gift from the heart

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    1. Oh thank you, Linda. Really so fun to work on.

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