Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Origin of the Toothpick Doll

My Grandmother used to do cross-stitch. Lots of it. When she died, she left behind several thousand miles of embroidery floss. My mom, my aunt and I split it up. This is the result.

The dolls are made of toothpicks all wound up in embroidery floss. My tools are scissors, glue and toothpicks. They are about 4 inches high. Some of them take hours, some only minutes. Sometimes I make people that I know, sometimes I make people that I wish I knew. Sometimes the work is commissioned but mostly it's just for fun.

New dolls are being added all the time, so don't forget to check back later and bring your friends.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band





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Crazy Cat Lady



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Madonna