Tuesday, September 29, 2009

friendship bag and Waldorf doll for dd

Decided to work on some smaller projects for awhile; needed some sense of accomplishment as so many of my quilts are WIPs.
First did this little friendship tote for my dd. She just loves to carry a bag and loves her fabric scraps, so this was perfect to do for her. Loved the pattern found over at p.s. i quilt by Rachel . Easy to do and alot of fun, using my machine embroidery stitches.
friendship bag

I think she likes it :)
friendship bag in use!

Then I've wanted to do a Waldorf doll for ages. Even got a kit from Amy of Dancing Rain dolls ages ago in hopes of making one for my son. But that never happened. So when I noticed Amy was doing a giveaway if you posted a pic to the flickr pool in September of a doll made from her patterns/supplies, it was just the right incentive to get me to try my hand at one! I'm so glad that I did! It was so much fun. I learnt so much as it was totally different in construction than any other doll I've made before. This one is the Snuggles pattern which is perfect for my 18 month old daughter. She loves it too! I have the patterns and supplies for the Pocket Pals and a 16" doll so I'm looking forward to making many more for my dd in the future.
Snuggles pattern

That's all the finishes at the moment. Next I need to quilt the various tops I have sitting around here and get caught up on some blocks for the A Tisket, A Tasket BOM group. Lots to do. happy sewing every one!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

playing 'catch-up" now

Now that school is back in and one child is gone for the day, hopefully I'll be able to catch up on things during my little one's nap time. Funny how I'd thought I'd be able to get so much done over the summer holidays, but it sure didn't work out that way. We had lots of summer fun though...
This is my daughter's first kayak ride:
holidays 09

But now back to stitching...was able to finish up June's block for the A Tisket, A Tasket BOM:
BOM #6
I'm not entirely happy with it but at least it's done. And with each block, I'm learning new things so that's a good thing. The next one, I may try not using fusing and doing it all by hand, but we'll see. Check out all the beautiful work over in the pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/969252@N20/ There are so many great blocks there. I've really enjoyed this BOM. Now off to work on the others. Happy stitching everyone!