Meet Edwina who stands about 12” tall. She’s not a classic looking witch which I hope the Halloween fairies won’t hold against her.
I am posting this close-up of her clothing so you can see the lace. That lace is from my mom’s sewing stash. She really had a knack for choosing beautiful trims and my sisters and I uncovered quite a few of them when we organized her sewing room. I took a little bit and dyed it to match Edwina’s outfit. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I took it out of the dye bath. It was a perfect match and that hardly ever happens.
The other golden colored lace you see in the close-up also came from my mom’s stash. I dyed it as well. This lace I added to her hat along with the black braid that I used on the underdress.
Sometimes it seems like projects like this go on and on, and when you’re finally finished you look back and wonder what took so much time. The show she is destined for is one I’ve never attended. It happens every five years and is supposed to be a terrific event. Now you know I’m not the only one who sent an auction piece so I’m really curious how all those bears are going to spend the next ten months - probably attending one soiree after another. Maybe I should send Edwina a note and ask her to send me a postcard from Iowa to let me know how she’s getting along.