Archive for September 28, 2006

Halloween fun

September 28, 2006

I made another severed hand pincushion. I’m selling this one on eBay. I’m also going to teach it at the quilt store. I made up my own pattern for a glove, very simple, but pretty. I think these are just plain fun.
Another pincushion

Getting closer!!!

September 21, 2006

My troll is getting closer to the picture in my head! I’m on Body #2 , which I will keep. This is leg #4 which needs the foot flattened a tiny bit and then it’s a keeper. Check out head #1 – he has eyes in the top of his head, LOL. Really have to fix him up! I have to drop the nose some and work on the forehead a bit. He’s really little too – only about 12″. But it’s fun to do …

Troll DIP 2
Troll DIP 3

Sew, stuff, and repeat

September 19, 2006

I am working on a new design for a troll. I picture a fat, humpbacked little dude. I’m pretty new to designing so this is going to take me a while, LOL. Here’s what I’ve got so far …


My first doll

September 17, 2006

Kai posted a photo of her childhood doll so I thought I’d do the same. I’ve had this doll since I was 2 or 3 – somewhere there are photos of me with her. She is probably close to 50 years old now (if you include manufacturing time and time on the store shelf). When we moved to America in 1963 the bag with all my toys was stolen from the dock in New York. She was the only toy that didn’t get stolen because I was holding her. She wears a dress my late grandmother knitted and a mob cap that I bought in Williamsburg, Virginia when I was about 10. She is discolored, drawn on by cousins with markers, and one eye doesn’t work anymore but I still love her. Post your childhood doll at your blog or picture site and leave a comment with the link to it.
childhood doll

Bar Code ATCs

September 15, 2006

These are the ATCs that I received from Helen over at Swap-bot … aren’t they awesome!!!!

ATCs from Helen

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Wanna swap?

September 12, 2006

I am hosting an ATC swap over at Swap-bot with a theme of “Vintage Ladies in Hats”. It is a 3 for 3 swap – you make 3, mail them to your partner, and get 3 back. I like Swap-bot because the computer does all the work of assigning partners. You can sign up here.

Swap-bot swap: Vintage ladies in hats ATC swap

Last of the paper people

September 10, 2006

I think this guy is finished, but maybe not. I used a stamp I just received from Judi and some Etal from Sharyl. The Etal is actually metal but it can be cut like paper and sewn like fabric. It can be distressed with heat and painted. It’s pretty cool stuff.

I Salute You

For those who care … the face is a watchface with a fake coin in the center. The leg joints are washers with a big brad holding it all together.

Round robin traveler

September 8, 2006

First off … FRAN … DON’T LOOK …
Okay, now that that’s out of the way … this is the second piece I’ve received in the current round robin. After I freaked out Judi A. with the work I did last month I figured I’d better do something more normal this month.


A dangerous beauty

September 4, 2006

I was saddened to hear about the death of Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter. I always enjoyed watching him on the telly. As I was brainstorming my paper dolls today this little gal sprang into being. I think she’s a cross between a hammerhead shark and a stingray, Judi style.


Organization rocks!

September 3, 2006

It’s taken me two days but I finally have all my little bits of yarn organized. I have done tons of trades and received tons of yarn as presents – but in 1-2 yard pieces. Some as big as 5 yards but that’s it. I had them in a plastic grocery bag and each time I looked for something they got more and more tangled up. I’m thrilled with them now though! Check it out …