Friday, December 18, 2009

Gloves Can Warm Your Heart Too

Especially when they become glove dolls! Here are four of the latest critters to come to life from the glove basket in my studio...

This is Red Dog... He is a sweet little mutt who loves to chase cats and birds, so he has to wear a bell to let them know when he is around. Honestly, i think he just LIKES cats and birds and would never harm a soul...

This is Clara the bunny. She is very shy and timid and she always has that wide eyed look about her. She likes tea parties and likes to wear her Grandma's lace scarf.

This is Cotter... he is very sensitive to the cold, and wears his scarf all the time
(That explains his little red nose and blue belly button too)
And this is Aggie. Aggie is part lab, part pit bull, just like my own granddogger Olive who lives with my daughter. She is very strong and powerful, but is gentle as a lamb, and would love to take naps on her new owner's bed. Because these dolls have buttons and small parts they are not suitable for very small children.
Aggie and Clara are on the shelf at The Paper Sparrow waiting for their new homes, and Cotter and Red Dog will be waiting in my Etsy shop for just the right person to come along....

And while they wait, more gloves are being cut and sewn and stuffed to make even more new dolls. This is so much fun! And just to let you know...whenever one of the glove animals are adopted, $10 of their adoption fee goes to our favorite animal shelter, The Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. So do a good thing! Adopt one of these sweet critters and help other less fortunate animals out too!

8 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh mare!

these are all fabulous! i love them!

you are amamzing!

xoxoxo
melissa

Mare said...

Well thank you Melissa! That means a lot to me!

Claire said...

They are all darling! My favourite is Clara, but then maybe I'm a little bit biased by her name. I loved the pictures!

teddybearswednesday said...

They are gorgeous Mare! So wonderful!

Lola Nova said...

Such wonderful critters! I bet they fly out of the shop, irresistible!

Mare said...

Thanks everybody! These little sock and glove dolls are so much fun to make. And it's funny...I may plan to make a bear or a dog, but the sock or glove critter has ideas of it's own! Last night i started making a dog and it turned out to be a dragon! hahaha

Theresa said...

Very cute. How are you over there?

Mare said...

Hi Theresa! We are doing much better here thank you! My husband is still recouping from the Summer surgery and my son in law is receiving therapy 3 times a week and getting stronger every day. Thank you for asking my friend. And thank you for the sacred ash (once again) and all of your prayers and good wishes!