Friday, November 27, 2020

Irene's House

Once the cellar was well underway I could start on the cottage above.
 

The piece of blue insulation foam will be the castle wall that the cottage is built against.
 

Here you see the castle wall taking shape as I decide how much wall to keep and how much to eliminate so you can see into the interiors.

The fireplace hearth is again a piece of foam, thinner than the castle wall, but shaped and painted into a brick surface. 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Kingdom of Junedale

 

 
The beauty of a project called 'The World of Possibilities' is that you never have to be finished.
The day after the US election I was looking for something to occupy my head.
 

I decided Irene needed a home.

Who is Irene? She is Ruthie's mother. She was banished from Oroarium, the kingdom of the Dragon Prince. She was not allowed to take her daughter. 
She was welcomed to the Kingdom of Junedale and given a grace and favor home adjoining the castle wall.

 
It is a Greenleaf kit I bought years ago. I will be making changes.
First off it needed a cellar.
The cellar is connected to a series of tunnels for smuggling people out of Oroarium. From the cellar a secret stair leads up to Irene's house.
 One of Irene's friends is checking out the secret stairway.


The cellar is far enough along that I can start on the house above.

 


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Travel Guide To The World Of Possibilities

 

Finishing this map is an ending of many sorts.

The completion of the map is the end of the Journey through the World of Possibilities. 

Thank you for joining me on this trip.


 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Here Comes The Sun




I don't enjoy stitching with soie ovale but it makes wonderful fluffy flowers.
And I do love making stems and swags.




I have been playing with and loving silk Cartisane Gimp. 

 The Sun Garden.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Meet Aesop

There are many stories about Aesop. He is a figure of legend and mystery. 
Now he has agreed to help Claire and William stage his fables. 



Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Dig Your Own Rabbit Hole

The Golden Rule asks that we treat others as we would like to be treated. It doesn't promise that others will be nice to you. 
This might be worth keeping in mind as you burrow down the rabbit hole of social media. 
Each site has its own agenda. 
There is a wide gulf between being closed minded and being gullible.
Dig your own rabbit hole to try to find the truth behind each claim, theory or supposed truth. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Last Fable Panel

The last fable on the "Fables To Go" casket is The Owl and The Grasshopper.


This fable will be on one of the side slopes.
I need to finish stitching the border edge.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 44


Hubby's idea, my graphics.
Share as you like.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat-Week 6 Recap

A very quiet week here.


I started on some long overdue doll housekeeping.
This is Grandmother's room and the real life bed in my studio is based on this bed.
What looks like a mouse hole on the right wall was a hole for some lighting.


Battery operated indirect lighting make the room very cozy at night. Grandmother is re-tucked in bed with two teddy bears.


The kitchen emptied out.


 

And the kitchen with the morning sun streaming in.
Have a safe week.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 35

Claire and William


Here are four versions of Claire and William. Starting on the left are the original two figures made for the Red House. Next come the most current figures working hard to get 'Fables To Go' up and running. Then you see Claire and William on the 'Once Upon A Time' casket. 


The pair on the right have the best outfits.


I love William's jacket.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 34


Cotton applique and lots of embroidery this little wagon is ready to roll somewhere special.

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