Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ana in Vintage silk & Lace.....


One of a kind, approx 8" tall or 20 cm.

This sweet 8" bear called Ana has been created by using mohair in a very soft shade of lilac. Ana has complimenting ultra suede paw and feet pads. She has a black stitched nose, claws and beautiful shiny black glass eyes.

Ana's tummy, feet and paws are partly filled with glass beads to give her a nice weighty feel. She is five way disc jointed with nut and bolt joints.

Last week while at a vintage textile fair I found a child's cream silk dress which I'm sure is made from parachute silk. The fabric isn't perfect due to its age, However, it has made Ana a lovely lace trimmed dress, the hem of the dress is the original hem of the child's dress, there is an inset lace trim down the centre. The two shoulder straps on this sweet little dress have been made from additional vintage lace which I've threaded cream silk ribbon through. Tiny bows adorn the front.

I have hand knitted Ana's cardigan with silky soft fine lace wool. The front of the cardigan has four teeny tiny seed pearls as buttons down the from.

This sweet little girl has a lovely lined hat, the top brim is lilac silk to match Ana's fur, while the rest of the hat is cream silk dupion. Around the crown of the hat I have stitched some wide cream vintage lace, this lace was also part of the child's dress I bought last week. The lace trim meets at the back of the hat with a rose bud I made from lilac ribbon and silk bows for leaves.

All my Cupboard Bears will arrive with a stitched in tag at the back of their neck. On a satin ribbon around their neck they will have a signed name tag.

Ana is ready for an afternoon of tea with like minded young ladies so if you know of a tea party - or you are planning one yourself, Ana would love to join you.

Ana has been adopted - Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm in love! Your work is so beautiful. I wish I could afford to adopt one or six.


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