Wednesday, October 31, 2007

mailed swaps

I finished my swap for the Rainbow dolls a club I belong too online and based in England. It is between the Rainbow Dolls and Patti Culea's doll club. I am a little late but wanted to make sure Patti is safe back in her house as she is going to San Diego. She has wings to fly back and forth across the oceans between the doll clubs.
The black kitty and pumpkin is for Sherrie for the Pin Doll Alley yahoo group swap for October. Sherrie is on vacation but will get it when she gets back.
They both went in the mail today and hopefully will get to their destinations safe and sound.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another ATD

Here is another Artist Trading doll I made. It is for a Yahoo group challenge. I put many things in this one. I sign up to make an ATD and then go overboard on buying stuff to make it. I probably have enough stuff to make Halloween ATD's for 10 years! LOL You can see the tiny bat brads holding the wings on. The body is actually pumpkin paper. It is hard to tell.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall and Grandkids

Well the grandkids were here this weekend while mom and dad had a nice anniversary weekend.
Saturday they went down the hill to grandpa's garden and picked some pumpkins. Some weren't really ripe but were picked anyway. The huge one is grandpa's pride. We didn't carve that one but did the others. Kassy and Calvin both helped with creating faces for their pumpkins. Aren't the cute!
Sunday was play in the leaves day. They had fun raking them into piles and jumping in them! The smallest neighbor boy came over to play with Kassy and Calvin. I managed to get my grandson's pirate costume finished while he was here so mom could take it home. Notice my grandson's gap in his smile. He lost another tooth while here so the 'tooth fairy' had to come to grandma and grandpa's house! LOL

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

ATD for Oct

Here is my ATD for October. The person recieving this one is Betsy Orlando. Some of the detail is hard to see. The head is a pumpkin face. There are bats and moon brads attaching the arms and legs. The trick or treat bag has tiny candies on it. There is a spider on one leg. I hope my swap partner likes it!

Monday, October 22, 2007

bag and swaps

I made another bag for Mary's scholarship fund. I am having fun with these!

The swaps I recieved in the mail this week. I got a school teacher ATD from Lily for the Sept Back to school swap at my Artist Trading Doll Yahoo group. I got a witch named Hazel ATD from Kathy for the Oct swap in the same group. Aren't they great!! I got a great Autumn Annie and her ghost Boo, both wearable pins, from Sherri on my PinDollAlley Yahoo group.
I love swaps! I am working on my Oct swaps now and will post pics when I am done.

I finished my Black and White challenge and got those pics off to Sandy and on time too!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mary's Bags for scholarship

These are bags I made to be auctioned off at Mary Tressler's site..... They will be under the scolarship button once posted. The first is her handbag pattern to hold a key or small item. I beaded on it and added a 3-D butterfly. I love the fabric. It is a butterfly wing fabric.

The second bag is called the body bag! LOl I made it from an embossed velvet. I added sequin trim at the top and pearls down the front and a heavy beaded fringe on the bottom. These are to hold scissors or items of that size.

The scholarship is to send someone to the Creations in Fibers Doll event in New Mexico. Hopefully we will raise enough to pay for their classes and hotel and travel fees. Maybe even to send more than one person. Go to her website (Link above) and check out all the lovely auction items!

I am in the process of making yet another bag that is bigger still! LOve it!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Quilt tops I made on retreat

Here are the quilts I made at the retreat. The colorful one is a tilt and turn block. I was in a swap on an online group and I asked for a center cat fabric and outer bright fabrics.

The star quilt is a block of the month quilt and a calendar quilt. I fused appliqued the centers of the stars and they represent each month. I still need to put the green border around but need more fabric.

The red and green quilt is from charm square packs and and matching striped holly fabric.
I still have to put the red border on this one.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

More retreat

The lake was gorgeous. Here is a nice view thru the trees and across the lake. It snowed Wed morning. Isn't it beautiful! The grass back of lodge covered is covered with snow and the area where you access the dock is covered in snow! I had such a great time! I will take pics of the quilt tops I made and post them later.

Home from retreat

This is the lodge where I stayed in Lake Tahoe. I had so much fun. It was a do your own sewing thing type of retreat. I took three projects to work on. Two were blocks that were completed and needed to be made into quilt tops and another was a Christmas quilt top I almost finished. The single building is the one we sewed in. It was up the hill from the sleeping quarters. We also went to some local quilt shops. The hall was huge inside!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Well I am off to retreat today to go sew up a storm. Remembered to pack my camera this time! so I will have some pics when I get back. Tahoe is a beautiful place. See ya when I get back!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's Wed

Well I worked on my black and while challenge doll all day today. She is looking good. Still have to make my PJ's for retreat. I think I'd better do that tomorrow. Got to figure what to take to work on. I am thinking maybe my Christmas charm packs and the matching fabric and do something with them!

I thought you might like to see some of my doll collection. I collect all sorts of dolls, porcelain, vinyl, cloth or any thing really! LOL

Monday, October 1, 2007

Link to Tottie

I just read the adventures of Tottie Tomato a spool knitted doll with a tomato head made by Noreen Crone-Findlay. It is so cute! here is the link!