Exuberance at the Burrell

I’m going to use my blog to document my casket design process so I’ll have a record. It’ll help me keep track of all the ideas storming around my brain. You are welcome to follow along. To recap, I’m going to embroider my flat casket In 17th century stump work With images inspired by 19th century fairy paintings. Last October, on the UK casket tour we saw caskets of every … Continue reading

Sainte Genevieve

I’m not Catholic, but I was enchanted by this tiny, French fashion doll representing Sainte¬†Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. So I bought her. Ste. Genevieve was born in the 5th century AD and saved Paris from an invasion by Atilla the Hun by getting everyone to pray. Why did I buy her? Well just look at her. Paris is my most favorite city and DH and I are taking … Continue reading

Too Many Dolls, Part II

I write this blog as much as a journal for myself as I do it for you, my readers. The post, Too Many Dolls is the one I reread more than the others, mostly every time I buy another doll. I just checked my posts since then and found that I’ve added to my personal collection (not dolls for resale) twelve more dolls. In that post in April of 2014, … Continue reading