Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello ~ it's Wednesday!

I'm so happy you popped by!
Please meet :
Ella
(Lover of Strawberries!)
Created from taupe old looking mohair, Ella has wool felt paw pads, 
ear linings and black glass eyes. 
She is fully jointed with her trunk wired to gently pose.
Stuffed heavy with steel shot to have quite a squishy tummy she is about 10" tall.
Ella wears a "berry leaf" styled ruff of antique fabric, and carries a velvet strawberry 
on her trunk. She comes with 2 more velvet berries, 
each complete with tiny glass bead seeds.
$275.00
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!
Please email to purchase:

A gentle soul . . .
Loves Berries . . .
Ella
May your day be filled with love and berries!
Lori Ann

Sunday, July 27, 2014

We are always who we once were . . .

I have a little theory.
If we really look at who we were when we were young
we will find the same person we are today!

Stitching has been part of my "Fabric" (excuse the pun) for as long as I can remember.
I don't know the actual date I first held a needle, but I think the grooves and calluses
 in my fingers began that very day.

I do remember a crudely stitched bear . . .  just 2 pieces of furry fabric,
stitched with a child's hand around the edges over a pipe cleaner armature.
Hmmm . . .  I made a bear, and today I still do!
See?

Enjoy my little stroll down my memory lane . . . 
My first "real" craft show ~ "The Gambier Craft Show".
(Held ... and STILL held in Gambier, Ohio home of Kenyon College ~ where I grew up!)
I am guessing that I was about 14-15 at the time this photo was taken.

Be who you were meant to be!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wild about Harry . . .

Thank you for stopping by . . .
Today's "Wild Hare" offering is not a hare at all but is appropriately named:
Harry & Berry
A very sweet and traditional olde style teddy of soft over dyed golden mohair.
Harry has wool felt paw pads, glass eyes and is stuffed heavy with steel shot
to be quite the cuddler!
He wears a red leather collar with bell and holds his prized velvet
strawberry pin keep with beaded seeds.
10" tall is the perfect size to tuck into a vignette or keep you company
in the stitching room.  Harry doesn't know how to sew, but
he will hold your pins and stare at you with that sweet little face!
$245.00
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!
Please email to purchase:




Have a happy day,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A "Wild Hare" offering . . .

Hello ~ Welcome to Wild Hare Wednesday!
Please meet:
"Spot goes to Market"
Spot is a "signature" spotted hare. 
He is fully jointed yet stands sturdily by himself due to a wire armature in his legs.
Created from soft taupe German mohair he has hand appliqu├ęd spots, 
wool felt ear linings and glass eyes.
Spot carries his woolen carrots to market in a painted basket carrier with leather straps.
One carrot hangs on his paw to show his delicious wares.
A vintage ribbon surrounds his neck.
Aprox 13" to ear tips.
$335.00
I'M SOLD ~ THANK YOU!
Please email to purchase:
Lorianncorelis@mac.com
Hop, Hop . . . off to market I go!
Standing proud. 
Carrots . .  Carrots . . .  carrots for sale!
Have A Hoppy Day!
Lori Ann

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wow . . .

May I just say WOW!

I am just home from my very first teaching experience and I am a VERY
contented and happy, glowing and grinning kind of exhausted!
What an amazing weekend we had.
The very first "Historic Arts in Historic Places" event was a wonderful success.
I have to say I had the BEST class of happy, quick witted and sweet students
a teacher could ever wish for. 
Plans are already in the works for the next "Historic Art in Historic Places" event!
So stay tuned . . .  
but in the mean time enjoy these photos of our day!
getting started . . .  stuffing amongst the clouds
teacher ~ student ~ hands
deep in thought
Concentration
tiny stitches 
bunny tales . . .  tails?
So very close . . .  a moment to pause and reflect.
Simply ~  thank you
Lori Ann

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

An online show ~ Tonite!

Please join me for an online showing of my work.
This evening:
Sunday, June 22nd.
8pm EST
(On the gallery page of my website!)
Pieces will be sold via email to:

Hope you can make it!
Lori Ann