Monday, March 10, 2008
Introducing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Hello I would like you to meet America the Beautiful. It is a two piece set. I just love the way this set turned out. She is so very sweet in person. Pictures do not do her justice at all.
America is made from stained osnaburg and measures alone 22 1/2 inches. She features hand painted hazel eyes, separate stitched eye lids and embroidered mouth.
Her dress is made from a wonderful quilt shoppe fabric that I have been saving for just the right piece. I love this fabric. It is a over dyed cream to parchment color with black Americana images. All the hems are done by hand as well as the trims. The trim around her neck and waist are wool felt, I hand scalloped. Around the neck at every scallop I added a rusty bell. Her wings are made from painted, stained muslin and I stitched that same scallop pattern on them as well.
They are pinned on with a rusty pin and remove for easy storage.
America holds close to her heart the American Flag.
It is hand made by me. Traditional fabrics red, white, & blue. A rusty star garland to wire it to her hands. America is placed on a dowel inside which is placed into a wooden base.
The box is made from Paper mache and measures 5 1/2 x5 1/2 x 4. America placed on top of the box measures a overall height of 26 1/2 inches.
The box has been painted black and crackled with cream. I stained the box well for that old feel. It has been sealed well for years of use. It has on two sides, part of America the Beautiful Song.
A pattern by Folk-n-whimsey was used for America with my own touches.
I am offering this set up for sale. here or on PFatt Marketplace page. I am also offering free shipping in the U.S. If you mention that you saw her on my blog I will include a special discount.