Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Winter Thyme

I know - it's still Spring and I'm enjoying this season.  I love Spring thyme, but I really have to start thinking about my Winter thyme craft show. 

I took the day off from work so that I could go and sit with my Mom while Dad went out and ran some errands.  It's always fun when just the two of us get to sit and talk about anything and everything.  So while we did our girl talk I worked on this little project to kick start my inventory for the holiday show in the fall.  I got this little wool snowman pattern from a magazine I picked up called Primitive Quilts and Projects.  I really love this magazine so much that I went on line and ordered a subscription for it.  One of the projects is from JoAnn Mullaly and it's called "In the Woods".  It is a wall hanging or could be used for a table top. The design is for the snowman with four trees.  I just did one tree and added the words "Winter Thyme" and made it into a small pillow.  So easy and fun. 

So friends, this is my show and tell for now.  I'm working on a special order for a doll, have a raggedy ann and andy doll without their makeup and clothes and about two christmas wool projects still needing to be finished. 

Until next time - take care! 



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Annie Loves Andy

New doll and this time I went with the traditional Raggedy Annie.  She is a little different from what I normally make, but I'm happy with her.  She is proclaiming her love for Andy - now only if she can find him!   Humm - wonder if he's hiding from her? 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I wanted to post this quickly so that I can see the ONLY TV show I watch on Sunday and that is Celebrity Apprentice.  Those celebrities can sure act like big children - they make me laugh.

Have a great week!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Being Creative

Whether it's designing your own patterns or using a purchased pattern, being creative is what makes your crafts special. The faces I draw and paint on my dolls doesn't necessarily follow the specific pattern.  I love to add my own personal touch when creating their personalities.  This has to be the best part in creating my dolls -- or is it choosing the fabric? 

At the moment, the only things I've dappled in the "designing world" are a few stitchery patterns.  One day I hope to tackle doll patterns and wool patterns.  A few of my favorite doll patterns are My Raggedy Dolls, Sweet Meadow Farms and Apple Orchards.  Thank you ladies for creating some wonderful patterns.

I love reading your blogs with all the creative things you do.  There is so much inspiration out there and many inspiring women and men.  And to all my blogger friends - I might not always have to time to comment on your creations, but please know that I do read and keep up with all your beautiful work of arts.  Soon, after retirement in about 8 weeks (but whose counting), I'll have more to time to get in those comments.

Here is the finished wall hanging I had posted earlier.

As you can see by the photo of the pattern by Threads that Bind, I tweaked it a little by adding the words "Kindred Spirits" instead of using the alphabet.  By making this small change I created something special just for me!  This will hang in my kitchen - and I love how it turned out.

Here's to continuing "being creative"

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Aubrey and her Raggedy Dolly

New pattern - new doll.  Aubrey is the name I chose for this little girl.  I normally sew 11 inch dolls, but thought I'd try this 16 inch one.  The pattern was created by Donna Walker from Apple Orchards.  I loved this dress design - a full 35 inch dress with a ruffle top.  This is the second pattern I've brought from Donna - she is so talented.  You can find her patterns at her Etsy shop.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/appleorchards

Aubrey will soon be in my Etsy Shop.  Have a wonderful week!
SOLD - Thank you!



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