I saved the best for last! This wonderful Santa was designed and hand crafted by my dear friend and renowned dollmaker, Evi Araujo. It sold at the Wilton show along with many more of her beautiful one of a kind creations.
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This is one of Evi's snow angels... ...beautiful antique fabrics...every stitch perfect!
A lovely lady named Barbara purchased this charming Santa dressed in a white coat riding in his shoe sleigh. Barbara's sister purchased the brown cloaked Santa in the first photos. These two have a lot of fun shopping together!
A close up of the tiny treasures in the sleigh...
I am always in awe of Evi's imaginative creations...each designed and executed with the utmost attention to detail...Collectors from all over the world seek out her unique and exquisite work which explains why she usually sells out when exhibiting at shows. If you are interested in learning more about Evi's dolls or her show schedule you may contact me.
Karen Pfaller is a crafter who has been exhibiting at the Wilton show for many years. She creates stockings and other folk art using vintage fabrics and antique textiles whenever possible.
I have been collecting Karen's stockings for a number of years now....and have quite a few that were made from old quilts, toile and other antique fabrics.
Besides Christmas, Karen creates stockings and folk art for other seasons and holidays... ...here are some Halloween stockings
This pair of stockings is intended for an engaged couple or newlyweds...The doves hold a beautiful ribbon which bind the pair together... The creme colored stocking on the right is made from a very old quilt and has a heart wreath made from delicate wax flowers...
Yes, the stocking on the right with the antique wax flowers is now mine!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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