Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sister Quilts

A couple years ago I bought charm packs to make quilts for my sister and myself. I finished mine in 2015, and finally finished hers last night. I started it the week before Christmas, and while I had a feeling I wouldn't get it done in time for the holiday, I did manage to finish the top so I had something to wrap.
The one I finished last year was originally intended for her - but it went so well with my living room colors, I kept it for myself. Her quilt is on the left, mine on the right. I took her quilt top to the fabric store, and had a little trouble finding a print that would complement all the colors of the top. Turns out I picked the same fabric as my backing, but a different colorway. 
Here's a link to information about the moda fabrics I used:
Addendum: Now that this project is done, I broke down and took the Bernina in for some routine maintenance. Out comes the old Viking, which I haven't used in a long time...and it still sews!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Life Book 2016 January Lessons
My first real attempt at zendoodling - this was hard for me (I need to loosen up a bit I think).

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Life Book 2015 December Lessons

I'm so far behind. There are still many very cool lessons waiting for my attention.

See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm off to work in a bit, but hope everyone stays healthy and happy (thereby avoiding the ER!)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Doll for Sale - SOLD

and one of the reasons I don't do commissions any more (and have learned something in the process).

A number of years ago I was contacted to create a doll representing an animated character. I did not require a deposit, but did spend quite a bit of time and money making the doll to the requested specifications... only to never hear from the commissioner after it was all said and done.

I need to make some more space in my studio, so I'm selling this doll (SOLD).

This elf doll is about 21 inches tall, and is all cloth. Her clothing is not removable, and she does not stand alone, but requires a doll stand (not included).

The doll was made from these illustrations:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sleepytime Santa

I've just put the finishing touches on my Santa doll for tomorrow. Now I need to start getting organized and packed. I'll try to remember to take a photo of my table tomorrow, though I don't expect I'll have much for sale.
Here's a LINK to this pattern (second row down).

Gettin' into the mood

I just dug my Christmas/holiday CDs out of the attic to get in the mood. The tree's up (and a target of my cat's attention), and a few gifts have been purchased. Now I'm getting ready to finish this Santa for the Winter Festival tomorrow. I won't have much on my table, but that's ok.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Festival, and another Santa doll

The Volunteers at Columbia Memorial Hospital have been organizing a first annual(?) show/sale that will feature the talents and hobbies of hospital employees. So I signed up and started making prints and ordering cards last week.
I also started working on a Sleepytime Santa doll to take to this event (prompted by a couple ladies who had questions about the nightshirt - they are making over 50 of these dolls from my pattern!). So I started on the nightshirt first. The green mini hound's-tooth flannel was all that I had in my stash that was suitable, and to make the best use of my time I wanted to use something other than scrap fabric.
I'm starting the body now, using my favorite woven fabric: "Complexion Collection" by Timeless Treasures. I haven't made one of these dolls in a long time!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving Day. Now I'm headed for the kitchen to cook. I'm particularly thankful to have tomorrow off as well.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Life Book 2015 November Lessons
Not done yet, but we had a 30 minute time limit. I need to do more "mark making" and add some sort of focal object.
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE