It's no secret, I am not the most organized person in the world. I lose stuff all the time, especially my pens and pencils. It is really annoying when I am writing or designing something in my sewing room and my pen disappears. Then, of course, there is a frantic search, upending everything to find it.
Out of necessity, I decided to make a pencil holder. That way I would have access to more than one pen. I could have used an empty jar or cup just as easily, but I had some terra cotta pots laying about and thought what a cute pencil holder it would make.
This was a lot of fun to do, and made up fairly quickly. I used acrylic paints in red, black, brown, and white. Her cheeks and lips are the red and white paints mixed to the shade I wanted. The end of the paintbrush was dabbed into white paint to make highlight dots. I found some accessories in my button jar and embellished a scrap piece of ribbon. I also found some dolly hair left over from another project and gave my "assistant" a lovely curl. I have the matching plate that sits under the pot which will be perfect to hold other stuff I easily lose, like bobbins, thread, paperclips, etc. The plate doesn't need to be painted, but I will glue the two pieces together for practicality.
As I was making this one, I thought of several more designs I could do and may do more in the future, because afterall I don't just lose pens and pencils in my sewing room.