It is All Hallows Eve in the Land of Nod and Ma and Lilly have been trick-or-treating all night. The "witching hour" is fast approaching so they have perched themselves atop their trusty friend, Mr. Butterbean, and are heading home. Lilly is plum tuckered out from all the excitement of the night. With a tight grasp of her treat bag and pumpkin she settles in for the long ride home. Ma crow knows it will only be moments before her little one is fast asleep.
This vignette has been made using only the finest quilt shop quality fabrics. This is a rather large halloween display measuring 13" wide (head to tail of sheep) and 12 1/2" tall (floor to top of Ma's hat.)
Mr. Butterbean is made of painted and aged muslin. His wool coat is made of hard to find, vintage seed batting resulting in the perfect prim look that we all love so much. His blanket is drab green wool felt. All the edges are blanket stitched using black linen thread. The pockets are filled with dried sweet annie. Although not exactly thrilled by the idea, Mr. Butterbean agrees to wear a "Happy Halloween" sign around his neck just to keep Ma happy.
Ma and Lilly are made of painted muslin that has been put through a five step aging process. Their faces have been needle sculpted and their eyes are black seed beads. Their legs/feet made of rusty wire. Lilly holds her orange treat bag, a prim pumpkin made of paperclay and her trusty broom made from an old stick.
Ma has her own trusty broom but finds herself busy guiding Mr. Butterbean through the woods. The crows are a Soft in the head design.
This vignette is full of detail and can be displayed from either side.
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I live in the beautiful countryside in a small town in lower West Michigan.
I am a self-taught artist and have experimented with many different mediums over the years. My passion is creating in fabric. I have a love for antiques and all things primitive and try to reflect this in my art.
My huband is my Mr. Wonderful and best friend. Between us we have four grown children who have blessed us with eight truly awesome grandchildren.
I love God and am a Christian woman. My family and friends are my life.