Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tough Times....I'll gladly "Make Do"!

"Make-Do" pincushions are created using old candlesticks or spools or other found items for a base. Besides her dolls Evi has been creating the most exquisite Make-Do's. I am lucky enough to own three of them! This beautiful blue one is the first that she gave me and I just love it. The photograph on top is of her as a child. You can see the detail and the fine stitching in her work.

The second one in browns and reds I bought from her......just look at the details....the sweet little face in the photograph, the tiny key and the exquisitely sewn strawberries!
The third one was a gift from her one Valentine's day and has charming little hearts hanging all around with three larger hearts at the top sewn together to create a place for a thimble . The base which is made out of an old lamp wick tin unscrews to reveal itsy bitsy treasures she stashed there......a tiny spool of red thread, a penny, a little needle folder and a wooden pin in the shape of a heart. I can't fathom the number of hours it took her to create these special one of a kind gifts! She is such an imaginative and talented designer who executes all that she creates with unparalleled skill and artistry. Not only that.....she has a heart of gold and calls me her friend!


Debbie McIntyre said...

What a wonderful way to spend my Sunday evening pawing through your blog. I enjoyed every word and each beautiful photograph. Look forward to reading your next post. (Thanks to Carole for the link)

Laura said...

Thank you Debbie! I'm flattered and happy that you liked it!