Apologies for the temporary hiatus of Told You Sew! while its author visited friends in Chicago. We held a memorial for our dear friend M.N., alternatively laughing and crying. We all agreed that she was one of the funniest, smartest, kindest people we’ve had the privilege to know.
On a lighter note, my hosts E.H. and M.M. are also amazing artists and crafts-women. They shared with me their love of sock-dolls, which M.M. makes in the most creative fashion. She designs her own patterns and hand-sews each one. They are really inventive. Quite a few of them have taken up residence on this shelf:
So fun! My favorite is this fine fellow. I love his glasses and argyle style. I think of him as an Ivy-Leaguer.
M. has given some of these dolls away as gifts (including an adorable one that adorns my shelf and will appear in a future post) and I feel certain there’s an emerging market for them, as word gets out how unique and cute they are!
Their apartment also features modern art by E.H., my childhood friend who has now promised to read this blog. Are you out there E.? I love these works of “spilled” paint:
In my humble opinion, these are as good as the modern art we saw during another highlight of my trip, a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. More on that in another post!