Sunday, January 30, 2011

Side one of apron (click to enlarge)

I had a apron order, This gal wanted a apron for her foot ball parties, This late in the season it was really hard to find any foot ball fabric, After going to three stores this was the only foot fabric I could find, BUT this gal really loved her apron,Yippie that is what counts, I am a happy camper, I also have "Four" more apron orders to make, ( All reversible aprons)

#One Apron for Valentines Day, I found the most awesome fabric it has black back ground with vintage Valentine Post cards on it..Loving it!!!

#Second Apron is for a hair dresser who wants Zebra print,this will be a fun one too.

#Third Apron is This gal wants one with Bright colors with Poke dots

#Fourth Apron is this gal bought her own fabric,What fun and I do mean fun fabric all fun cats lots of color!! I will share pictures as I get them finished who ho o o:)

Side two of apron (click to enlarge)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hoffman Fabric Challenge 2011

Hoffman Fabric Challenge 2011 must be received prior to or on July 15th, 2011
2011 Hoffman Challenge information about the fabric, requirements, rules, entry forms, and prizes for 2011 Hoffman Challenge.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kim Owens,Folk Art From The Heart

I just have to share Kim Owens awesome art with you all.Click on the names and it will take you to the picture,I LOVE her art it always makes me smile!! Hugs Sherrie

January Newsletter

To celebrate the New Year,

Folk Art From The Heart

is offering two New Lines!
Folk Art Fairies
Three inches of
Adorable Whimsy
(click on the names to see more views)

Valentine's Day Fairy
Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Patsy St. Patrick
St. Patrick's Day Fairy
Just in time for
St. Patrick's Day!

Wish Upon A Star
Star Light~Star Bright

Kitty Fairy
Folk Art Fairies
in the Funky
4 inch size!

Fashionista Fairy
The first in a
4 inch fairies!

Folk Art From The Heart
Studio is located in Sunny California.
You can also find me at:
The Pfatt Marketplace
aHa Artists Studios Marketplace
aHa or American Holiday Artists is a group of juried artists who create one-of-a-kind holiday art for the discerning Holiday collector.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Need Apron Inspiration

I want to make Valentine Aprons, But I need inspiration!! Have you ever had a apron block???That's a new one for me..I work as a hair dresser in a nice salon and like to wear Aprons for all holidays. If I wear a apron some one wants to buy the apron or have me make one, I usually make two sided / reversible aprons.,Your getting two Aprons for the price of one.
I usually have $20.00 just in fabric and charge $25,00 for the apron so really there is no way to make a couple extra $ on my aprons.Sad to say. But I LOVE aprons and am happy to break even. Wearing a apron and working as a hair dresser I always need a pocket.
and of course a full apron not a a half apron, I need inspiration!! Some thing simple yet fun , for Valentines Day,Does any one have suggestions?? I'd really appreciate it
Thanks Sherrie

Winter Issue of Creative Times magazine

Winter Issue of Creative Times magazine
Winter issue is now available, grab your copy at
This is another great issue packed with inspiration!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls made between 1870 and 1920

I have written before about these extraordinary vintage cloth dolls of yesteryear's,

I adore and just love the "Hatch Collection" of Black Cloth Dolls " I decided to try my hand at re-creating them,I have been doing as much research as I can about Hatch Collection cloth dolls, Concentrating on their Black Cloth Dolls,
Here is what I have discovered about the history of Pat Hatch and her awesome collections of Black Cloth Dolls.
also be sure to read and learn more about "Black Cloth Dolls":Past Exhibits
The Harvard Historical Society, Harvard, MA
Spring 2007Exhibit Catalogue
Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls
Description: Hatch Collection of Black Cloth Dolls Black cloth dolls started appearing in flea markets and antique shops in the 1960s. At the time they represented an anomaly in our cultural awareness as a nation, since black dolls of any kind were very much the exception rather than the rule. The black cloth dolls in the Hatch collection reflect a by gone period of American craftsmanship, which included the sewing skills of women, and particularly those of African American women. Pat Hatch started collecting black cloth dolls thirty-five years ago, and now has well over a hundred dolls. Most of the dolls were made between 1870 and 1920. They are extraordinary, all handmade and one-of-a-kind, with an expressiveness that takes one by surprise, never stylized in any way.
I am excited about recreating my own yesteryear Black Cloth Doll,Making her as special as I can in a authentic way! What a blessing it is to start this new year already in excitement and creating!!