I have for years, and still, spend a lot of time wandering the desert landscapes of the southwestern USA. These memories I hand embroider on wool felt using classic embroidery stitches.
Squash Blossom Crow doll is of my own original design. The Crow itself is sewn from different types of black fabrics – a cotton body, cotton flannel head, wool felt feet, and a satin tail. He has blue eyes and sports a feather boa. He is 9 inches inches from top of head to tip of feet, and will sit 6 inches high. The wings and head are stuffed with poly-fil. The lower body is filled with combination a of poly-fill and poly-pellets, the pellets allowing him to be placed in a secure sitting position or a propped up standing position. There is a hidden signature tag attached under the tail.
The vest is hand sewn from a denim blue wool felt. The necklace is cut from wool and bamboo felt embroidered in place with hand embroidery.
There is a snap on the back of the jacket so it can be removed, and later wear a new jacket.
This doll is not meant as a toy but rather as a playful art piece.