Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank You Tara & Kellie!


While I am sharing photos of the gifts I received, I thought I'd post some that are long overdue. These were gifts I received from Tara Ryan and Kellie Wachter last year, but I never got the chance to photograph them until this morning.

The screen and the pillows were made by Tara, especially for the Garfield Manor. She knew that this was to become a nabob's pleasure palace, and wanted to create something with a distinctly Indian flair.

Kellie Wachter created this crazy quilt with all the colors of the peacock, knowing full well how much I adored the bird. She even embroidered tiny peacock feathers, bees and butterflies throughout the quilt ... anywhere you look, you will find a tiny something or the other hidden in the patchwork.

18 comments:

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Gosh, beautiful items! I especially love the crazy quilt! Can't believe how beautiful it is!

Jody

Sans said...

OMG!!! They are gorgeous. Where in the world did she get prints like this in mini scale? Especially the screen and cushion covers. Did she print them from the comp?

I wanted to do the crazy quilt too but thought them a tad modern for my era. Any idea, Sumaiya, if embroidered work of this nature (they are very common in Delhi when I was there) is a recent trend?

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Dear Susan,

I have no idea where she got her fabric from...but the print is so perfect for the Garfield! I don't think she printed the fabric ... I am pretty sure she bought it from somewhere ...

I don't know about the recent trends in Delhi much, since I've never been to India ... but growing up, we always had quilts ... whenever a sari got old and soft, my grandmother would turn it into a quilt! It's usually where cotton saris end up any way ...

Kathi said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Such detail and wonderful colors!

Ara said...

Beautiful quilt! I just love that small peacock feather!!

anastasia said...

beautiful quilt! the colors and details, the lovely stitching are all quite gorgeous!

My Realitty said...

The scene is so opulent. I love the way you put everything together. Cheers! CM

Kat The Hat Lady said...

Wow beautiful creations :-)

Andi's English Attic said...

That is absolutely stunning - inside and out. xx

Helen said...

What a beautiful dolls house!
Helen
http://bitstobuy.blogspot.com/

miniaturista said...

Menuda casa, es un lujo
Felices fiestas
Un abrazo
Maite

amit said...

These doll houses are very nice and i think it will be much costly .I am also interested but can anyone tell me this about it .

Getjaam said...

nice house

Dollhouse Food said...

I am glad to catch idea from your article. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tiny details are made with lot of background information. Keep up the great writing!

dollhouse miniature said...

This is beautiful, but how do you have room for it? It's so big you'll probably have to take down a wall to get it outside. This reminds me very much of Downton Abbey that we were watching on tv recently.

Life Created....the blog said...

that is a HUGE doll house!

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playmobil said...

I can say that It was pretty and really great. I just love to make my own. Thanks for giving me ideas as well.