Kathi at Out on a Whim Studio included me in her “Blue Christmas, Have a Cool Blue Yule” treasury on Etsy! Thanks, Kathi! Those are my rabbits in the middle of all the pretty blue things 🙂 Go check it out along with all the handmade art and crafts, and check out Kathi’s shop too.
In their one room schoolhouse, Tommy is the boy who sits behind her and teases her all the time. When the teacher isn’t looking, he pulls her whiskers, and dips the tip of her tail into his inkwell. Then he calls her “Silly Millie”.
Tommy will come around the corner soon. He’ll walk right past her like he doesn’t even see her. Then WHAP, he’ll get a snowball right in the back of his head. Millicent will say “That’s for you, Tommy Salami!” The snow will go down his neck, and he’ll squeal and run home to his mama.
She wears a maroon Victorian jacket, trimmed with gold braid and brass buttons. Her skirt is vertically striped with green, gold, maroon, and gray, and a green striped scarf is wrapped around her neck and tucked into her jacket. Lots of white petticoats can be seen below her skirt.
I hand sculpted Millicent from paperclay, and used stiffened cotton thread for her whiskers. She is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work.
Millicent is completely hand painted with acrylic paints, then signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak, and she stands 7 1/4 inches tall.
Crybaby’s little tabby cat self is painted in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, and gold, with lots of black stripes on her head and tail. Her eyes are blue-green with a touch of yellow. The top of her nose is wrinkled and she has her mouth wide open so you can see her little tongue. Her white whiskers (made from stiffened cotton thread) stand out from her face as she wails away.
Crybaby holds an empty yellow-green bowl. She wears a pink polka dot pinafore that is tied in a big bow at the back. Her blue blouse has a white collar, white cuffs, and little gold buttons, and her vibrant rose and blue petticoats can be seen below her dress. Crybaby rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.
I hand sculpted Crybaby from paperclay, and she is an original one-of-a-kind work of art. No molds are ever used in my work. She is hand painted using acrylic paints, and is signed, dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.
I took the weekend to just goof off and I did my quilt homework too. I thought I might have trouble with this block because it looked intimidating, but hand piecing really levels the playing field as far as difficulty goes. It is great for accuracy since you have more control than you have with a sewing machine.