Inspired by a discussion of "Painted Saints" over at the 4Real Forums I took the plunge.
These are the originals at Catholic Folk Toys.
So, so georgous! Amazing detail.
More than I can afford with my large family and many neices and nephews. . . . . .
Especially when my hubby, mother, and a couple nephews are all artists - so I can get help!
Edit - Please see what Tammy from Catholic Folk Toys commented below.
So I pop over the Casey's Wood purchase a box of people turnings, and I am ready to go.
Insiration from other families doing the Alphabet Path -
Shower of Roses family did these saints (wow!)
Praying for Grace has St Patrick (handy, ey?)
Cherished Hearts - also brilliant
Blair's Blessings did saints and their family! Impressive.
Then I started looking some more -
Grace Violet did little wooden people necklaces - see here
See the Christmas ones she did here
Unbelievable variety of sizes and types of wood dolls att silly Doe!
Whimsical blog dolls here and here (I know a whole bunch of people who will be getting Ninja's back in TX)
Instructions at ehow
Loads of links, examples and instructions right over here (from 2005, where have I been!)
Fairie instructions at Little Sister - when Mary sees these, I am pretty sure we'll do this once anyway
Coats & Clark pattern
Magic Mom - really might be, see Mickey Mouse and Curious George
And, finally - can't start a project without a visit to Crafty Crow
Okey dokey - I am now feeling properly inspired, have printed out my pages of examples, gathered my supplies and cleared the dining room table - I am ready to begin.
If I get lucky - pictures will be forthcoming.