Tuesday, December 16, 2014


This has to be one of the sweetest faces i've seen done up on The Bellringer.

Jane's improvised version of The Bellringer

I love to see projects that have been improvised.
Jane Gent does not care for embroidering so used wool and appliqued the vine at the top.
She also lost the bottom portion of the pattern so simply did her own thing.
Likewise she chose her own beautiful colors.
And that face . . 
just adorable.

Never be afraid to veer off the path.
Just look at what can happen.

Thank you Jane.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Long time customer and friend Janeen Lafreniere is usually stitching up a storm.   You can sometimes search her name and come up with some items she may have on etsy.
I just love what she did with Mr. Jingles.
That plaid suit . . don't you love that?
A good reminder that we have to keep making dolls . . such an essential component of Folk Art.

So go mix up a steaming cup of hot chocolate,
grab your wool . .
and make up your favorite doll pattern right now.

Keep it stitchy everyone!