For me it all starts with the fabric. I get inspired by the ensemble and palette. The way the colors work together and bounce off each other. I start with one print and base everything else around it. I really love the colors of this little 5.75 x 6.5 inch quilt. The colors of this fabric really screamed "baby" to me. I purposely cut the fabric randomly and sew it to look crooked. But it is machine stitched and quilted.
So this is the baby I created. It's not a girl or boy, just a little baby bear with a baby bear hat. The wee baby is 2.25 inches tall and turned out quite nice. Of course baby needed a little friend. So I busted out my 11 pounds of polymer clay and made this little bluebird out of a smidge of clay. I plopped it right inside the cute little basket I was saving.
Of course baby bear needs his/her mommy. So that's just what I did with my stash of lime wool. I created Margarita.
Margarita is a lovely shade of lime. She has a cotton dress complete with an apron. I had to get my beading in somewhere so I adorned the bottom edge of her apron. You probably know by now I love to bead. It adds that little sparkle to any creation.
It all came together on the rocking chair. Mama Margarita and her baby...to commemorate Mother's Day on May 13th. I hope y'all like this one. I'd been thinking of it for awhile and thought it would be perfect to have it ready for Mother's Day. The set is for sale on my etsy site. Just click on the link in the upper left corner.
I would also like to thank my husband for shooting my photos. He does this after a long day at work and will re-shoot anything I want. If I say, "Ehh, something doesn't look right." He happily says, "Let's do it again, we want it to look good."