Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Crazy Quilting Challenge.....

I was wandering around Blogland at 5:00 a.m. I couldn't sleep which is nothing unusual...LOL

I discovered this post about a crazy quilting challenge over at Kitty & Me Designs that you might be interested in.

Here are the details.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Working on a WIP....

I started a doll last year called Lady Anise from a class I took with Angela Jareki. I love her dolls as the costuming is always unique. This is what the doll should end up looking like.....

Source of picture.

Source of Picture
I tried several different types of fabric in various combinations but in the end I just didn't like the outcome. I really didn't like how the back of the skirt hung. It annoyed me.

I guess it's okay not to like someone's concept. But I really really like the look of this doll. I tried to recut the skirt in various ways. I finally decided to give that up as a lost cause and a waste of fabric.

I did make her another type of skirt way back in September. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not as it scrunched out in a strange way as she is designed to be a sitting doll. Work on her ground to a big stop.

She has been sitting around headless and arm less for months now. 

I want to finish her as I think she will turn out to be quite special if I get my act together.

I have started work on her blouse and here she is modeling it. It needs a bit of adjustment but I won't do that until I put her arms on.

Eeek....my sewing room looks very messy in the picture. I must tidy up a bit:)
So next the arms, a refit of the blouse and then her jacket which is cut and ready to sew:)

Is it just me or does Elsa look embarrassed about the whole thing?

Take care:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My New Year's Resoultion.....

....is to downsize my stash....HA! HA! HA!

I thought the picture below was funny :)...but oh so true. It's so hard to let go of even the smallest scrap just in case you might need it for something. Then I look at my piles of fabric and I think if I've had it for 20 odd years and haven't used will I ever?

SOURCE: HoopSisters
Thank you very much to the lovely people who have sent me emails asking me if I'm okay. Not to worry I'm still here.

It's just that I have so many WIP's that I don't know exactly where to start....so of course I have done nothing at all....sigh.

I even made a list of to-do's. Silly me.

Take care :)