New ... Art fairy dolls I have for a while wanted to create a few different art fairy dolls for the collection sometimes using darker tea dyed calico with trims such as rusty bed springs and unusual things I find on my travels at salvage and vintage shows. Our usual gorgeous charms and embellishments will be here, and as always beautiful fabrics, some embroidered and some I can only get enough fabric for maybe two fairy doll, please pop in and have a look x
love Chris xxx
The Bloomsbury Set xx
English vintage Bloomsbury style print from the 1930's era.
The Bloomsbury Group—or Bloomsbury Set—was a group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists in the first half of the 20th century, including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey.
Arts and craft /Modenisum
I have made my Frida Khalo inspired dolls as a result of my interest in this great artist and my visit to the Frido Khalo exhibition “Making Her Self Up,” at the V & A museum, each doll comes with a postcard from the day.
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore the questions of life. Wikipedia
In her 20s, Frida started wearing her own interpretation of traditional Tehuana dress: full skirts, embroidered blouses and regal coiffure associated with a matriarchal society from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico.