Friday, February 22, 2013

Tasha and her Corgi

While doing research for my Tasha Tudor Doll (in Memory) pattern, I found out what a truly outstanding woman she was. Here is a woman who created her own dream...her own life...and really lived it!
 
Ms. Tudor was born in 1915, but was sure she was reincarnated from 1830 being a wife of a sea captain.

Since she was a little girl, she knew her place was to live on a farm, surrounding herself with beautiful vintage gardens that grow freely, a weathered cottage, and a menagerie of animals, especially her beloved corgi dogs! Her love for times past carried her through her life. She hand-dipped her own candles, hand-sewed her clothing, was a great cook and gardener...and animal lover. Her favorites where her corgi dogs.

With all of this she also raised a family and wrote and illustrated over 100 children's books. These books hold the delicate remembrance of her and her love of the past.


Ms. Tudor was regarded as a renaissance woman although she looked to past for her inspiration. I personally am taken with her as a woman that lived her life bringing such beauty to the world while living life observing and enjoying the everyday small things.

My doll...

This year, I have created one of Tasha's beloved Corgi dog...
This will be  technique new to this class. This little dog is dry needlefelted!

 Tasha Pattern 
available through Dollmaker's Journey: link here
Tasha with Corgi Dog Class
Piecemakers, CA Oct 26-27: email here for information
Class Description: link here

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2 comments:

  1. How wonderful! The little needlefelt corgi is adorable. Can I entice you to look at another wonderful writer & illustrator of Children's books that I just adore? May Gibb from Australian. She wrote the Gumnut books. Here's a link to the website all about her. http://www.nutcote.org/

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  2. How wonderful is May Gibb-I was in Australia many years ago and did come across these children's books.
    I had forgotten all about them -Thank you for sharing!

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