Monday, April 5, 2010

Angelina

Hanging from the corner cupboard, Angelina quietly watches over my dining room. With her muslin dress and painted muslin body, she is primative shabby delicicious! Small stitches define her nose and brows and a coat of light peach acrylic paint is painted over her face, arms and legs. After getting a spray "tan" of tea, she and her dress dried outside in the warm sunshine. I roughly painted her tiny eyes and lips and outlined them with a black permenant pen. A nest of Spanish moss was glued atop her messy wavy "hair" while gold paint and black ink stars decorate the bottom of her gown. I gathered and cut a few twigs to sew to her back as wings. One of my favorite details is the string of cinnamon sticks and dried bay leaves I tied from hand to hand. Thank you, sweet Angelina for keeping my Dining Room under your watchiful gaze. I love you.
 
Thanks for visiting! I'm linking to these parties ...
Monday
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Make It for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
I Made the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Made It on Monday @ The Persimmon Perch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Tuesday
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Wednesday
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk
We Did It @ Sew Much Ado
show and Share @ Just a Girl
Idea Sharin Wednesday @ Women Who Do It All

33 comments:

Dru said...

Hi Mary Beth and thank you for dropping by and leaving your sweet comment. Angelina is adorable and I LOVE your little Peeps Show - very cute!!!

Joyce said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a Pink Sat. comment. Love your blog. Have to bookmark it so I can come back from time to time. Your cupcakes are fabulous!

The White Farmhouse said...

She is just adorable! She looks like an old well loved doll from long ago.

Traci said...

I just love handmade dolls! She is a real treasure and you are really talented!

Jeanie said...

Angelina is enchanting! She's amazing -- nice work!

Bobbi said...

Hi, Angelina is amazing! Love your mosaic! Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs...
Bobbi

Nancy said...

Angelina is special! Hand crafted items are so neat. Thanks for sharing her with us.

Nancy

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Angelina is so pretty and I love the story you tell!! This reminds me of the dolls my adopted grandma-Jane use to make. So beautiful!

Thanks for stopping off at my blog. I am a follower now.

BTW- The Peep Show is hilarious!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Angelina is beautiful, your narration precious. Thanks for stopping by, I am now following you too.
*hugs*deb

brandy said...

I am having so much fun browsing your site! And the peeps pic was hilarious, lol! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am your newest follower :)

Brandy

Home Sweet Home

Love Stitched said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower of LOVE STITCHED! I will be sure to keep checking in on your cute blog!

{Brittany}

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing -- she is darling!

kimmykats said...

Mary Beth, thanks for stopping by kimmykats.blogspot! Angelina is wonderful. One of the first crafts I learned was sewing. I will love stopping by to see what you are up to!!

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Hi Mary Beth - thanks for visiting my blog and for nice comments. I became a follower of your lovely blog and am off to visit with your past posts.
Sylvia

Donatella said...

That peep show was awesome!!new follower...off to ck out more of your blog...

Sugar Bananas said...

I bet your dining room smells delicious thanks to her cinnamon and bay leaves! Gorgeous :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog. I LOVE your Angelina. She is beautiful. The twig arms are my favorite!!

I am glad to be a follower and I am loving the little cupcakes you made. They look so real!

Shirl said...

Hello I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Love your pink post this week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Mary Ellen said...

Angelina is just precious!! What a sweet angel watching over you!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Your Angelina is so pretty! My grandmother used to have one similar to this.

Meet Virginia said...

Mary Beth!! This is too stinking cute, I LOVE her!!!

~Morgan

Meet Virginia Crafts
Meet Virginia's Etsy Shop

Lisa said...

I love the literary flavour of this post. Beautiful figure; she reminds me of a Waldorf doll.

Denise Marie said...

She's amazing!!

32˙North said...

What a wonderful creation! Beautifully made!

Amanda

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

What a primitive beauty she is!!! I love hearing all the details of how you made her -- truly she was a labor of love and it's obvious! Angelina is a perfect "bragable"! Thank you so much for sharing her on the boardwalk Bragfest! She's a doll (and so are you)!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Mary Beth,

Sweet Angelina is so cute..I love thee primitive look..Have you seen the new Stampington publication "Prims" that was released April 1st? It has some divine lovey dolls in it if you like the true blue primitive art.

I'm visiting for Mosaic Monday [a bit late] but I made it! :0) Thanks so much for visiting me..

Have a great day,
Stephanie ♥

Holly said...

I love dolls of any kind. Angelina is fantastic and what a wonderful addition to your dining room. I can smell the cinnamon. I am a new follower.
Holly
504 Main

Holly said...

Oh, I got so confused...I am already a follower! Love your place.

Victoria said...

She is darling and definitely looks like an Angelina! I love her tea "spray tan":)

Cindy Geilmann said...

Beautiful doll, wish I had her. Thank you for letting me visit and have a wonderful white whednesday.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Sherry said...

What a cute doll! You are so very talented. She is wonderful for your dining room. Yes, I will be a follower. Thanks for visiting my site.

Victoria said...

Hello again Mary Beth, thank you so much for becoming a follower...it means a lot to me! I just added myself as your 234th follower:) I just noticed your peeps post below, going to check it out cuz it looks hilarious!!!

Debbie said...

Hi Marybeth, thanks so much for dropping by and becoming a follower, and I certainly did the same:) Angelina is so cute...my sisters name is Angela....they actually look a little alike:)