Welcome to the Playroom at 14 Peonystreet!

Why we call it the 'Playroom': the place whence objects pleasing to the eye are brought from the drawing board to reality, after much discussion with the ancestors.....

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Handmade Moment



~I know Christmas is past already, but I wanted to mention this.
"New in Town", the movie, has been out for at least a year now. It's a simple movie, but a touching one.
~The particular scene I want to mention is when Blanche gives Renee Zellweger her Christmas present. Renee's character first gives Blanche money, as a gift. Then Blanche tells her that here, they give presents that are handmade. She gives her a handmade scrapbook. The money seems very unimportant and hollow compared to the scrapbook. There are also references to Jesus without being preachy. I think this is my new favorite Christmas movie!
~It is another example to me that there's nothing better than a gift that's handmade and heartfelt.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Will You Be My Valentine?




Peony #5: Peony as Heidi
Collectors Doll Set
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Peony wants you to be her valentine!
~ 11" Peony Doll wearing completely removeable clothing: Vintage black velvet vest, with glass button and ribbon closures, and is lined in the same red fabric as the skirt of the dress; Dress has a bodice and snaps in the back, and features an eyelet apron. The sleeves have hand crocheted edging. She wears pantaloons that have matching hand crocheted edging. She wears a triangle scarf, that can be worn as a headscarf or shawl, depending on the weather.
~ The miniature "Alpine Meadow" quilt is 5 3/8" x 4 3/4", and features the tiny hand stitching around the flowers.
~ Then there's Swanli- Heidi's favorite goat. Swanli is modeled after Saneen goats. She measures approximately 4" high and 4" in length. She stands on her own and is made from a wire armature and cotton. She wears a bell around her neck.
~  a red cotton print bag.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

More of Peony#10



See even More of Peony #10
on the Flickr slideshow above!
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~ Peony #10 "Winter Fun"
~ She wears a Lined White Wool Jacket, with handmade Wool Beads, and hand crocheted metallic thread fastners in the front. She also has Suspendered Jodphur Style pants, and a Winter Blue overskirt.
~She wears (fake) fur trimmed outerwear-- a hat, also trimmed with a wool bead, a muff, with a vintage beaded cord, and leather boots.
~There's also a felted wool quilt, with over 90 hand sewn beds, sequins, and metal findings, which is also embroidered with silk floss.
~The winter accessories can be stored in the hatbox, which is trimmed with a vintage earring piece from Dottie Rose, and glitter! The hatbox is entirely handmade --it is not a purchased box!
~She comes packaged in a fun winter flannel print bag, which is also cross stitched on the front.
~How could you resist this cute little face?

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