Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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.

If you should find yourself "needful" of this OOAK Halloween vignette, please email me using the "contact me" button on my sidebar.





Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol! The detailing is something else and I love the story too.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Shirlee said...

You are amazing Carol! I love it! If I were into Halloween, I would grab it for myself : ) Blessings, Shirlee

~Madalynne~ said...

Oh My Gosh Carol! You have truly out-done yourself! Awesome piece with wonderful details!

Old Road Primitives said...

You are ~Awesome~ girl! This is truly an amazing piece! Will post it on my Blog to! Thanks, Carol! Kim

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh, Missy Carol!! How did I miss this post?? And what have you gone and done??!!! Oh my HECK!! This set is ADORABLE!! It like you took all my favoritest things - sheep, crows, Halloween - mixed them all together and added a dash of Nod!! I LOVE it!! (Is my name written on it somewhere too??) ;o) You - and your creations - are truly amazing my dear friend!! Wishing you a blessing-filled Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Ronda said...

Amazing work Carol. How sweet..