Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Animal Wednesday - Talisman

I have had my sewing machine out some lately.  A strange thing for me to do since me and the machine doesn't exactly see eye to eye on most occasions.  Anyway I have had a facination with Art Dolls. This coming from a girl that didn't ever play with dolls. I think it is all the details that I like about them. I like details.  Ok...stay with me now...  I have a friend that is having a rough time with her job.  I decide to make her a talisman.  Something to keep her calm. 

My Friend's dogs and cat are her tranquilizing method. So much love from them. I had her house mate send me a few sandwich bags of her dogs/cat fur and I stuffed this talisman with it. Then I beaded and added a dog in her arms.  I hope this gives her focus on the uplifting part of her life and not the strife.

Happy Animal Wednesday to all.


15 comments:

Julie said...

I love art dolls! Yours is so neat! Love the hair! I think she will adore it and keep it near her...maybe even AT work! That is where I would take it for sure...she can keep a part of her animals with her all day. Very comforting! Have you ever joined the Dotee Doll craze??? You would love that...they are small and use beading as well!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

What a nice way to show someone you are thinking of them.. and sending them blessings..

Teri C said...

Wow Lisa, that is just fabulous and SO thoughtful. You are knocking my socks off with these creative endeavors of yours!

HAW

Quiet Paths said...

Very thoughtful and creative gift; especially when you and the machine don't get along. Boy, do I know what you mean there!

PAK ART said...

I don't get along with my sewing machine either. Your excursion with yours made a very creative fun doll. I'm sure she will love it especially since it has a part of her pets incorporated into it. You are very kind.

Mim said...

I think this is amazing! what a great idea -
HAW to you

Lynn said...

How thoughtful that you did this Lisa...it's wonderful. I am sure she will love it, treasure it and that it will help calm her when she needs calming. I wish her well.
YOu do well with your sewing machine so I hope we are going to see more of your creative energies going to it and coming from it in the new year!

verobirdie said...

This is a vodoo doll, just in reverse? Love the idea of stuffing it with her pet hair. Your friend is lucly to have a friend like you

marianne said...

Oh what a sweet gift you made for your friend!
And you are good with that sewing machine!!!
Hope this will bring good luck
to your friend!

HAW!

soulbrush said...

methinks that your machine should stay out now, you are a whizz kid. love this too.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa....I am with this one....this is the sort of doll I love...and Poppi.

This sort of doll is just so unique......

studio lolo said...

Oh my, how touching and thoughtful!! Such a loving gift ;)

katie jane said...

This is a really cute art doll. Such a nice thing to do for your friend, too. I'm sure, if nothing else, it will make her smile when she sees it. Very thoughtful.
I like making art dolls too.

Debra Kay said...

Love it. A friend of mine just posted a clay dog that was covered in fur from her dog-made by a friend of hers.....I may be stalking the kiddos with clippers....muwhahahhhaaaaaaaa.

messyfish said...

see how nice is that if you! I love you have that machine out!