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Saturday, 21 March 2009

A Touch Of The Orient




These are not my dolls, although I do wish they were,they are my Mums which she found recently.
She thinks the larger doll is 1930's, the smaller 1950's, if any one knows any different do let me know.
I love the colours and embroidery on their clothes.
The pottery leaf print I purchased from a friend who is very creative and paints the most wonderful watercolours too.
I felt inspired by these oriental themes and this led to my new brooch, I used some pure silk threads in that wonderful jade green.
I have used quite a lot of hand stitching in this piece as it is such therapy to me and I love blending the colours of my little seed stitches.
The sun is shining and I need to get out and do some gardening.
Have a lovely weekend.x

14 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your brooch certainly does have an oriental look to it. The dolls are a great find! Hope you enjoy your gardening and the beautiful Spring weather. Have a good weekend!
Very best wishes, Carolyn
ps. I am taking a short break from blogging and flickr until April, I will catch up with all your beautiful work when I'm around again!

Menopausal musing said...

Hi, I was born in 1954 and had a MALE doll very similar in style to your mum's bigger one, when I was about6 or 7. He had a painted china face, china hands, but a stuffed fabric body. He also had painted chinese hair, but from the centre back of the top of his head hung a real hair plait. His clothes were absolutely exquisite, beautifully made in incredible detail. Regards, Cathy

The Weaver of Grass said...

You are so very creative - expect you are just as creative in the garden too.

karen said...

the colours in the brooch are lovely and you know how much I adore silk. Enjoy your gardening. I am a terrible gardener, you put me to shame.

Patricia said...

I am going to say that these are not Japanese, but the larger one is Chinese. Having never seen a Korean doll, I do not know if the male is Chinese or Korean. These are lovely.

Jackie said...

It really does look oriental. Aren't you clver. I love it.

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful brooch! The doll are too so very beautiful!

Alex Mason said...

love your brooch. Hope you have had a great weekend xx

Kel said...

The dolls are great fun.
Cute brooch

'fancypicnic' said...

Lovely!

I love those flower brooches...and am totally envious of your trade with Cathy. Wonderful work from two creative artists. xx

As for that Stitching show - I meant to say that I must have gotten something wrong somewhere along the line, when I saw it advertised on the tv much later than expected...?

Kitty said...

The brooch is, as they all are, gorgeous. I know just what you mean about hand stitching being relaxing in a way that machine stitching just isn't. x

Octavine Illustration said...

love the dolls and the beautiful creation that was inspired by them!~

silverpebble said...

That brooch reminds me of Japanese prints of prunus trees - very lovely. That little print is beautiful too. E x

elena fiore said...

Bellissima! Amo le forme circolari!
Ciao, elena.