Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My Round Robin doll is home!!!

This is my round robin doll that returned home to me last Wed. It was a round robin sponsored by Yvonne Nathanson thru DollStreet. It was started last Jan. Ten people's talents are combined in my doll! Isn't she great!!! There was also a journal that everyone wrote in so I will always know what part of the doll a person worked on. She also has a gold purse that got left out of this pic.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A few more village pics

Here are some more pics of the houses and people
The nativity park
fun in the snow

My Village

Here are a few pics of my Christmas village that I finally put up! It is on the side board in my dining room that is about nine feet long.

Santa swap

Yes, another swap!!! I think next year I will make it my resolution not to sign up for so many swaps. Then I might get some things done for myself! LOL
This one is a Santa swap on another one of my Yahoo groups. I am on quite a few Yahoo groups. He is a stump doll and I tweaked hand and head from an Ute Vasina pattern. He is 15" tall.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

another pin doll

This is another pin for the Nov black and whlte swap (and accent color) at pindollalley that I made for Lori. She is a new member and this is her first swap with us.
I seemed to have signed up for lots of swaps again. I just love swaps.
I live in California and am in an advent calendar swap with a lady in New Zealand. 25 little presents to open each day and a biggie on Christmas. I had lots of fun with this swap last year so wanted to do it again. It is really exciting opening pressies from the other side of the world! I am also in a pin swap with a different lady from New Zealand. How lucky is that! Two swaps to get from New Zealand! It is a bit in postage for the bigger advent swap, but well worth it. Makes the world seem a lot smaller and makes you feel closer to everyone.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Black & White challenge doll

Well the Black and White challenge is over so I can finally post a picture of the doll I made for the challenge. She won a second in the professional/advanced category. You can't tell but her top is really a little jacket that is removable. I really like her. Here is a close up of her shoes. They are black leather.
I never got around to putting up my village as I felt sick on the weekend and slept a lot. I am starting that today finally!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

new swap stuff

In my CRAFT yahoo group I am in a block swap. I made this 12" block for MaryAnn in Maine. Her favorite colors are blues and yellows. This is the Storm at Sea block.

The pin I made for my Pindollalley swap. Black and white for Nov. This one is for Patti. I am making another black and white pin for one of the new memebers Lori.

I am also going to start putting up my Christmas village today. I will get a photo when it is all done!

Monday, November 5, 2007

charm squares

I am addited to those fun charm square packs that the fabric companies put out containing all the fabrics in one line. I must have 30 packs! LOL Anyway, here is a table runner I made for my quilt guild secret sister. It is made with the Victorian Holiday line charm pack. Quick and easy and it looks great!