Your worst nightmare came true! I have a two part-post on my crafties, lol!!
I keep my fingers busy and happily embroidering these days.
One of my great customers and friends requested me two babies. Baba Yaga and a new Samhain for her ever growing collection (not complaining!).
Lucas, my loyal "assistant", immediately grabbed my Goddesses book, and started reading Baba Yaga's tale. He got more and more indignant with her story while reading about the poor Vasilisa, lol! It took me some time to explain about the untamed crone aspect, her power, etc, and for him to accept that his is not an evil deity... But he didn't like Her!
I had fun creating the embroidery for Baba Yaga. I wanted to make Her in her mortar, and the result really pleased me. I added sassafras leaves on her arms, hiding a cat and a mouse on them. A drop of sandalwood in the stuffing was enough to give a great scent (I love sandalwood!):
The Samhain Goddess was also fun and cute to make. What better than a black cat calmly sitting under a Full Moon, while bats fly around on the starry night? Filled Her with mugwort and cinnamon... I still plan to make another one in black felt with a different embroidery pattern, let's see!
A challenging request was to make some sugar skulls wearing witch hats. I sweated to make the hats fit! A little thing took me time to deal with! But they ended up sweet, I think I'll make more of these with varied felt colors:
My friend asked me to put a raven and oak leaves on the back part, since it's a gift for her coven, and I obeyed, ;)
Demeter was another of her requests, and I just love this Goddess! Persephone's mom, so strong, so full of hope and never ceasing to find Her daughter. We can see ourselves in her skin sometimes. I placed Her torch with wheat around, and a cornucopy of abundance and flowers on her arms, representing the rich harvest we always pray to get. It was funny to listen to Lucas explaining this lore to my mom (who was getting nuts with his grown-up vocabulary, lol!) - Persephone is the most difficult to embroider in his opinion, and he knows everything about Her mother:
I also made a Duo (a pattern I'm trying to keep for the deities, they look so cute together with their little babies!):
... And that's all for now! A good way to start the Monday, right? ;) Wishing all a great week!
Monday, October 4, 2010
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