small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A favorite Christmas gift....

My friend, the superbly talented artist Amy Dabbs, sent me this wonderful piece of art for christmas. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it on her blog, and when I inquired about it, it became my christmas present. How lucky am I??!! The detail and time she puts into every piece amazes me. I can sit for hours and just find more and more little bits and pieces that make me smile. Here is a close-up of this little one's face, don't you just love it!!
even the back is stunning, i love how it is covered with strips of fabric and wired to hang!!

and to top it all off, she sent me this beautiful tag, that was painted and then stitched on to a leather backing. So clever and amazingly detailed.

you gotta love these sweet faces!!

You have to stop by her etsy shop to see more of her incredible art. I am so lucky and blessed to have such a talented, sweet person as my friend!!! Thanks Amy, i will treasure these pieces for many, many years.


Lori said...

i had just found her shop a few days ago...i think she was on the front page, or in a treasury or something...her work is very cute!!! what a nice gift!!!

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Oh Cheryl, So glad you like it....:) OF course my house wouldn't be home without my special pieces I have of yours!! Thanks so much for the kind words.:)

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful, beautiful gift. I love everything.

north pal said...

those faces are incredible and i am crazy about the back side with the patch work. amazing how each of us can come up with individual designs. gotta love it. Bestest,Denise