At first I wasn't sure what I would do with my finished stitchery, I thought perhaps a door pocket..but then I had an amazing idea!! :)
I gathered up my supplies:
wool from clothing I found at Goodwill, paints, brushes, felt, pins I had rusted, potato sack towels I tea dyed with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, and seeds that look like mini pumpkins that I gathered and strung together.
I created the face first, which I painted as a replica of the design that I stitched on 28 count evenweave with DMC threads.
The legs of the doll are made from wool fabric and the wings are from the potato sack towels.
The hat is made from felt which I had top stitched stripes onto , again to mimic the design that I had stitched.
The pocket on the dress is the design which was stitched and was sewn on and also attached with rusted pins. This pocket holds candies.
The top layer of dress is a design of pumpkins, while the bottom layer of dress is a dark black wool fabric that was also purchased from goodwill.
She is stuffed with polyfill and very happy she was brought to life :)
Here is her story:
Meet "Clara", this is what I decided to do with the piece I just finished stitching for the Notforgotten Farm challenge. I made a doll to replicate the design I stitched, although, the doll is female :) "Clara" is the keeper of the Candies.
She proudly wears a picture of her husband "Jack" on the pocket of her dress . Both Clara and her husband sadly died when the pumpkins were destroyed for pumpkin pies! She missed giving out candy to the little children that would visit, so she decided to give out candies in heaven! Clara the keeper of candies will forever remain in the hearts of children as they remember the days when they were little..traveling up the walkway to Clara and Jack Primitive's home for all sorts of treats. Her spirit lives on! :)
I am looking forward to seeing the other finishes as they are posted on Notforgotten Farm's blog! I bet there will be some really wonderful creative and beautiful things to see! This was so much fun, and I thank Lori again for offering up such a wonderful freebie chart for all of us stitchers to enjoy for the Fall season. (my favorite time of year!)
Blessings and Raggedystitches,