Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Something Different

Hello Lovelies!
Just wanted to share a quick post with you today, on something artsy and new.
I haven't had a tremendous amount of art time this week, but a little is better than none at all.
I was craving to do something a little different, so as I sat there in the studio going through some stashed supplies, it came to me.
A little art doll.
Why certainly!
She can be hung from a Christmas tree, or from a hook on the wall.
 I started with her base, which is a silver plate tea spoon, I love the patina on these old flatware pieces. :)
I Drilled a hole at the top, to run through some French crinkled ribbon for her hanger.
Next was assembling the doll.
Her body is a vintage wooden thread spool.
I then, screwed in the loop hooks, and attached the pieces, to resemble her hands, and legs.

A LISTEN charm from Tim Holtz, and a bronze little hand from ArtChix Studios.
The legs are old keys, with lovely little details carved into them.
Pardon me miss, as I lift up your skirt to show your delicate details. :)
I also added some vintage tatting around the top and bottom of the spool, and some strips of lace and tulle, for a skirt.
 The other side is a charm that says INSPIRE, and a little lock and key charm. I can't remember where that one came from, I have had it for some time, and it was at the bottom of my tin. One of those found treasures from long ago.
I added a frozen Charlotte head to the top, and fashioned her a hat using paper, vintage tinsel, and a wee little, old rhinestone pin.
Her look was complete after adding some elegant paper wings!!!

And there she is!
She was fun to assemble, and is now ready to adorn any space.
Hope you enjoyed the preview, and feel free to leave me a comment, so that I can Thank You for stopping by.
Off to get some shopping done before it's face melting hot outside. I think the forecast is 97 today with high humidity, hot, hot, hot!
Hope your enjoying these last few weeks of summer too!
Best Wishes, and take good care,
~Susan Xo




  1. Such fantastic details! I wiould have her hanging and watching over me all year long.
    I'd love to see you do a haunted version for Kim's altered doll challenge. (Tabitha Lenox)

    Stay cool!

    1. Thank You Laura! She was a fun one to make. I loved looking through my boxes of found things to inspire me in this direction. She could be a keeper!

  2. You cheeky girl..........showing us her legs!!!
    Ok, she's just charming and adorable! I can see her on a Christmas tree or hanging from my studio valance, gently blowing in the breeze.
    SO cute and I bet it was way fun to put together.

    1. Tee Hee Jan! I know huh? Well it had to be done. That's all I can say. lol! So happy you stopped by for a visit, I always love chatting with you. Thank You for the compliments. :) Hugs

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    1. Thank You so much! So glad you stopped by.
      I did have fun working on her. It's nice to change things up from time to time. Keeps my imagination fresh. :)

  4. Hi Susan, Very nice piece. Glad to have discovered your blog. Following you now. Hope you'll come by and follow on mine too.

    Coleen in Ukraine

    1. Hello Coleen,
      Lovely to see you here at my little blog. I would love to follow you too! Thank You for stopping by, you are welcomed back anytime. I'll make the tea! Xo