Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Mother McCabe


This has really been a week for finishing up projects. This gal has been around a while. I hooked the wings for this doll probably 4 yrs ago...so long ago in fact, that I don't remember the exact date. At that time I cut, sewed and stuffed the body. She was then tossed into my hooking basket where she remained untouched until just a week or so ago. The wool that I had originally picked out for her dress is long gone...used for another project or more likely hooked into a mat. I picked through my stash of wool to find something suitable for her attire, and finished her off. A real make-do kinda gal. With buttons for eyes and a horseshoe nail nose, I think she's quite a looker. The wings are wired so they won't droop and have been completely lined. I've named her Mother McCabe...a primitive bio will complete her. She'll look mighty special hanging on the door of that Pail Cupboard. This picture was taken outside and man oh man was it a windy day...her hair is blowing straight in the air and she looks as if she is about to take off!! Perhaps that accounts for her startled look. LOL
I found another set of hooked wings in my wool stash...the second set are predominantly green...hard to say what they will become.
J.

1 comment:

TheCracklingCrows said...

Hi Terry and Jackie :)

Thank you so very much for your kind words and for your prayers...it is very hard to have him over there...I wish that all our brave Soldiers could come home NOW!

It took me a while to go back to creating after he left...but I found my passion again :) and the time passes faster.

I looooove your Store!!! You have beautiful things! I have a red entry door on my house :) recently I found out that a red door stands for WELCOME :)

Hugs Ivonne :)

Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!