Friday, March 20, 2009

NEW Suffragettes!

My new Great American Suffragettes! I can't wait to do more!! I'm presently looking for more cabinet cards for just the right images.
This one I call Hester...she is created a little different with little arms and slightly taller than the others.
Her very flowery hat is spectacular! I used 100% organdy, vintage lace and pure silk ribbon for the Votes for Women ribbon.
Lilly is a smart little character with her fancy feathered hat. Her dress is a embellished with Victorian lace.

Tiny high button shoes are crafted from paper clay.

Minnie is dressed in a vintage WOMAN'S police uniform complete with Billy Club...hum. I touched all the buttons with an old gold color for a shiny brass button look. This police officer carries a banner that reads about the Great Scourge and what to do about it! ( Women's suffrage)

This very zealous and sweet Prudence has her message all over her pinafore! I reduced an actual Women's Suffrage Rosette from a picture in the cause colors of purple, green and white. The center reads: Votes For Women but it's so small you can't read it. I added a drop of clear glaze for an official button look.

Vivian has her hands full with literature and her large banner about the Great Scourge.

Winifred is a dainty thing in her solid white pure organdy and vintage lace dress. I made her boots lace up. Under the pure silk ribbon, Winifred actually wears a women's suffrage ribbon.
Winifred all has slender arm with a vintage lace cuff and paper clay hands. The great American Suffragettes stand at various heights on patriotically painted and distressed wooden blocks. The small wooden discs are covered with 1911 print and touched with a golden edge.
I hope you enjoy them. The more I work on this project...the deeper I think about this period in our!
These little ladies will be available on ebay starting this Sunday.