Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunflower Grunge

I found this fast and fun sunflower tutorial . I love them. I've been working on making up a bunch. These flowers making up in a mater of minutes. I had 3 done in 15 minutes. I love these type of instant gratification projects.

I also made up this cute little travelers pin cushion. Using the flower tutorial I made one for the top and attached some cotton ribbon.
It's loose enough that the band slides off the box and wal-la your pin cushion is inside. I left some room for safty pins to be stashed in it also. Now how cool is that.

Well I'm off to finish the last of the dolls for my show. 8 down 2 to go- just have to make the clothes and they are all done. It's been alot of work but I made my goal. Now I just hope I can sell a couple.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I saw the signs.

Look at the lovely signs my DH made me for my part of the table at the art show. I printed the free graphics from Raggedy Scrappin and then he traced them onto a piece of wood and I painted them. Simple yet it gets the point across as to what I am all about. Isn't he just the sweetest man for cutting these out for me.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Show and Tell

My show is fast approaching. In just one week it will be time to display my dolls for selling. Will they sell? I can't really say at this time but we will see. But if they don't I wont get too upset because at least my name will get out there.
My shoulder has been giving me a rough time of it. It's this darn arthritis in my right shoulder that is slowing me down. So I've had to take a few days off from doll making. Which is not a good thing but I did manage to get a few more done.I'm not sure my goal of 10 will be met but I do have 7.Of course I still have a week to go.

Kitty Ann is my own design. I was pleased with how she turned out.

Next up is Bella Anne

And Emma Anne.

I just love making these sweet little Annies.

Update: The patterns for 2 of these dolls comes from a very talented lady, De of Bowls and Annie's. I want to thank her for sharing her free pattern. It is to her that I owe thanks for getting me started in making the dolls I have been sharing with you. I meant for my dolls to be taking as a form of flattery and mean no disrespect what so-ever in. It was an error on my part for not giving credit where credit was due. One I do not plan to make again.
The Kitty Ann doll while it may not have been my original idea it is my own pattern and I sat for hours working on it and revising it til I got it the way I wanted it.
I am sorry for any problems that may have a risen while creating these dolls.

Junque in my Trunk

A while back I joinned a swap hosetd by heather of Pretty Petals Boutique .My partner was Stefanie. The main objective of this swap was to send a box so pretty that the person receiving it would be reluctant to open it to see what goodies were inside. Well Stefanie did just that.

The package was so pretty and all dressed in blue which is my favorite color.
But I was glad I opened it, carefully of course so I didn't tear the pretty paper it was wrapped in. Look at all the wonderful treasures she sent me. I love the small tea cup. It may be white but it is adorable because it is small and a perfect size to use with my dolls.
I was amazed at how much was in her package. She really went out of her way to send such great goodies.
But My favorite thing is the personalized tin she sent me. It was filled with lots of goodies.

Thanks Stefanie I love everything!

I had to take several pics in order for you to see it all.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Time keeps on ticking.

Wow another week has come and gone and I'm busy sewing my raggedy little heart out.. May 2nd (Art show) will be here before I know it. My goal is to have 10 dolls created by then. I am half way there at five dolls. I've got a little less than 3 weeks to get another 5 done. I am diligently working away. I am hoping I can reach my goal but only time will tell.

I have asked my hubby to make me a sign for the show. I'll show it to you when he is done.He's a woodworker. His specialty is birdhouses. I'll have to get a pic of a few and share with you as soon as it stops raining. With all the rain we've had so far this month we should have lots of pretty May flowers. LOL.

I have also just finished making my second doll pattern and I am in the process of making up the doll. I can't wait to show it to you but until it is finished Iwill keep it a secret. It's a special one but sorry I'm not letting the cat out of the bag for now.

But here is something I can show you.
Meet Country Annie, my latest doll. She is just so adorable.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What a week.

Wow has it really been a week since my last post? I have been busy doing spring cleaning. I have lots of stuff ready to go to the Goodwill but still lots more to go.But I'm doing a little at a time since I also have dolls to create.

Speaking of dolls I have a couple to show you. I had hoped to have more but with everything else going on this week it I didn't have as much time as I had hoped. But I plan to get more done this week.

Night Time Annie

Angel Annie

Sorry Kathy these two are for the May 2nd show but I am working on one for you I promise. I'll give ya a sneak peak.

She is my own pattern and is 10 1/2 inches. I have to paint her legs and sew her clothes then you can have a look at her and tell me if you want her.

I have sold both of my smaller Annies- "Sally Ann" and "Alice Ann" at the quilt shop. So I have to get more ready for them also. Wow I never thought I'd have a waitng list for my dolls. I am having so much fun creating these ladies and of course gentleman too. And I have so many ideas for all the dolls I want to create. I can hardly wait to finish one just so I can start work on another.

Well I'm of to go create some more. Hope you are out enjoying the sunshine.Have a wonderful day.