These old sewing cards have been sitting on my desk waiting to be shared--then my scanner went kaput :( Back on the 4th of July I had blogged this one. I finally got a new scanner this week (yippee!) so I've been scanning away. The shabby cards were stitched by a little lady named Ethel. Some of 'em are going in the shop but I'm keeping a few for myself...namely the brownie and the anthropomorphic duck wearing a dress.
Still can't believe I've happened upon this complete set of Johnnyville Blocks! The set was manufactured by the Embossing Company of Albany, NY circa 1930's. I posted a similar set of these by Halsam a while back although this set is older as Halsam purchased the Embossing Company in 1955. The box reads "A swell building set for children ages 4 to 8" but I'm thinkin' any age would have a swell time indeed.
Pink Clown (aka Pinky Pong), original mixed media assemblage
Hope you haven't noticed I've been kinda scarce in this space. No news is good news...I've been busy livin' life, enjoying some slightly less hot summer days (Patrick starts back to school a week from today), and puttering around in the studio. There are a couple of new wall dolls in the shop tonight....a fine Hostess and a 'lil flower child named Nimrod (he's quite the hunter they say!). Next up is another clown so I promise to stop back in sometime this week and show you once he's finished.
Meet our new cookie jar clown. I bought him from Kelsey last month and he's been making himself at home around here.
Still trying to decide what to store inside 'cuz I'm relegating him to the studio (don't think even I could handle him hanging out in the kitchen!). Buttons, beads, random trinkets? Decisions, decisions! Of course Lizzie is insisting he be filled up with homemade chocolate chip cookies.
And I had to share one more picture 'cuz I loved their toothy twin-ness. Sounds like we may be baking cookies this week :)