Monday, May 30, 2011

The Can of Sardines

Here it is. reluctant I am to part with them...The one and only Can of sardines. Made of Osnaburg, the can is sewn and painted and has a handmade key of wire that has curled back the lid revealing four glorious sardine fish.It measures 7 inches long by a little more than 5 inches wide
The Can of Sardines

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bucket List

I have been thinking about making a Bucket List. You know the things that you want to do before you kick the Bucket. Its one of those defining moments, isn't it? One of my work friends Just had her Bat' Mitzva, and I am sure that she is the same age as me...said it was a part of her Bucket List.
Well, I think I have to Winnie the Pooh speak, about what I would like to do before I KICK the Bucket.
How about you? What do you want to do before you "Kick the Bucket?"
Jeez, I had just started to give myself permission to do the things I love and I am turning I have to think about this? Hah.
I would urge you not to wait to do the things you LOVE to do. Not Have to do. LOVE to do. I think my Bucket list will focus on those kinds of things.

May you be Happy. and fullfilled. have a great weekend. Robin. P.S. this Photo was taken at Selby Gardens by my Brilliant daughter Friedel.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Three Bird garland

The Three Bird garland.                   Not to be confused with the Three dog night, is the Three bird garland. They are the quintessial Summer Harbingers, and would look fabulous hanging in your Kitchen window, or any spot where they can get a glimpse of the sunshine.
This Garland is 44 inches long and has three hand-did birds hanging from tiny closed hooks. The garland is made of scraps of fabric and vintage lace and bits of this and that

The Banana Wanderer Bird

I found the Banana Wanderer in a Travelers Palm eating Cheerios. Voracious appetite this one. He is in constant search of bananas however is oddly unable to identify the Fruit.
He is made of Upholstery Fabric and vintage lace, and has a lovely striped ribbon adorning his middle. Vintage button eyes. he comes with his Specimen identifying Envelope that is sewn and finished with a vintage vegetable button.There is a thread for hanging.
He measures 4 inches by 3.4 inches.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vera, a spool angel


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Vera is a spool angel with moss hair sewn to her little head. She is a collage of colorful fabrics and will arrive in this hand sewn paper envelope. Vera is attached to a vintage spool and stands 5 inches tall.
Vera refused to tell me her story. She made some insulting remarks about my writing abilities and said she would save her tale for her new "People."

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Along the way Snail

There are Friends that we make along our way...Folks that we come to love, and we would carry them on our backs if need be. Even as she makes her very Slow way along, the Snail transports a tiny bird upon a wire that is tucked in a handy pocket stitched to her side. They are BOTh headed in the Same direction, and though they are different from each other have found a common Purpose, and a common Path.
both are made from fabric that has been coffee dyed and baked and painted. The snail is glued to a rusted jar Lid. Dimensions: 9 inches or so tall and about 6 inches long. happy trails to you, and may you Be joined by a loving Friend to share your way. Long The Way Snail
A Long The Way Snail

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Polka Chicken

What can I say about the Polka Chicken? She loves oompah music, and Waltzs around the Barnyard with her Head thrown back and her Beak open. She longs to visit the Alps and wants to Start a Chicken Circus.
Ok, sure.
The Polka Chicken is a little more than 5.5 inches tall. She measures slightly over 6 inches in length. made of coffee dyed muslin, and scraps of vintage lace and fabric, she has a rusted bell attached to her apex . She has pink polka dots painted on her chest.
Everybody POLKA!!!

The Calico Sardines

The Calico Sardines. The Calico Sardines. The Calico Sardines.

here's a pair of tiny fish for you. A pair of sardines. Both will come with a hook for hanging. Both are made from Muslin and their tail fins are Calico and vintage lace and Paper scraps. They are at my Etsy....I love Fish. Hope you are having a great day .

Monday, May 9, 2011

Studio EMesis

I really wanted to call this Studio Vomit. I guess I thought that sounded way to icky...but My drawing table looks like Calico throw-up. I am beyond the time to clean up and organize. But I am working and wiggle into the spot where I sew...and dig through piles of stuff...and make a bigger mess. I don't think there is any help for me. Somethings are better just to accept. I am a Folk artist leaving a trail of fabric detritus. I am a Folk Artist Leaving tiny trails of paint slime and thread lines, fabric crumbs straight to my Hands.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's day

Hey Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day! I hope its seriously a Lovely Day for you wherever you are.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day.


Reunion Reunion Reunion Reunion
"I thought I lost you" said the Mother Bird to the Baby wo had fallen out of the nest. "I thought I could fly" said the baby bird, "but I can't yet..."
"Not yet, little bird, but very soon."
A Celebration of Mother's day in the bird world.
Made of muslin and vintage lace, fabric and HOPE for a reunion betwix the Mother and child. They have been coffee dyed and baked. Dimesions of the Mother bird: about 5" x 4". Dimesions of the baby:2.5" x 2".