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Little Patchwork Doll
Multicultural Ornaments for Winter
This is a series of ornaments/wall hangings that I designed and made not just for holidays, but for any day of the year.
I really enjoyed reading the many stories of different cultures and religions and the celebrations and customs that are observed.
The dolls are all unique! Each has an object representative of various world holidays on the back, so the ornaments are reversible! ie: Hanukkah Doll/Menorah
While realizing that there are hundreds and hundreds of different celebrations, I have chosen just a handful. There are simply not enough hours in the day! Please note that these dolls are MY artistic interpretations and are not meant as religious/cultural icons. I have tried, and hopefully succeeded, to capture a very small part of each holiday celebration. Every culture is special and has fascinating history behind the celebrations that I myself would like to share with you!
The doll heads/faces are made from dollknit fabric, and hand-drawn; the patchwork ornament is 4” x 4” and is hand and machine embroidered. The designs on the backs are hand appliquéd and embroidered. Each comes with a hanging cord. There will be a short version of the celebration story sent with each doll.
Please visit my website to view past dolls and to order commissions. Thank you. www.mountaindollsnthings.com
Pearls - FOR CHRISTMAS
because - why not pearls for Christmas ;) Actually pearls are my birthstone and I love them and wanted to make something with these beautiful pearls
Here is some lore for you:
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
Cultured or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of love, money, protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and love relationships. They are thought to keep children safe.
Early Chinese myths told of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought. Ancient legend says that pearls were thought to be the tears of the gods and the Greeks believed that wearing pearls would promote marital bliss and prevent newlywed women from crying.
THANK YOU to http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/pearl.htm for the info.