Saturday, December 31, 2011


Here are a few pictures of my family celebration. We had lots of fun. Christmas Eve spent and my hubby's parents with all his family there. Christmas Day we go to his parents and open a few gifts and we eat breakfast there. Then we go back to our house with just my daughters and their families and we open presents there. They go home and we take a short nap and then go back to hubby's parents for dinner.
1st- my hubby at his parents
 2nd- Mallorie

3rd- Kassy, Mallorie and Calvin at our house (grandkids)

 4th- Samantha and Stepanie (my daughters), Mallorie and Kassy
5th- Kassy and Brain (Samantha's hubby)

6th- Calvin, Chad (Stephanie's hubby), Stephanie, Kassy, Samantha, Mallorie at bottom and Brian just a bit in the picture

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My wonderful gifts from my swap partner

 I was in a Christmas swap in my Yahoo
C-R-A-F-T group. We had to make/buy presents for each letter in Christmas. This is what my partner Pam sent to me.
first pic- all wrapped

second pic-  C for candy dish with some yummy chocolate truffles,  H for Hana-no-en (celebration of flowers) a beautiful fabric necklace, R for ribbon, a wonderful zippered ribbon bag
third pic- I for inspiration from a fabric artist...Laura Gunn. A beautiful handmade purse 

fourth pic- S for Suzi-Mari handballs, a wonderful fabric ball that makes noise when you toss it! T for tea, a lovely quilted Kimono hanging and a Japanese tea set

fifth pic- M for mugs, wonderful quilted snowmen mug rugs

sixth pic- A for Asian inspired. This magnificent doll that Pam made. It has joints at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle! Such a lot of work went into this fabulous doll!!!!

seventh pic- S for snow, this cute snowman mug with matching spoon!

eighth pic- all opened, all my treasures
Pam was such a fabulous partner and really was thoughtful in all the gifts! Here is a link to see what I got for Pam  She was happy with her gifts too!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stuff I have been making

ribbon stocking made for Judy
 Here are a few things I can show that I have made for swaps and made recently.

The stocking is a ribbon stocking made like the ribbon fabric. The angel is from a clay head and venice lace. These went to Judy.

The spare parts doll is for a Doll Street Challenge (the morgue doll challenge). You use old doll parts you have made but not used. The parts were all made for five other dolls that I didn't like at the time. I put them together and then dressed the doll.

The tassel doll also uses a spare parts head and I added a tassel for hair and ribbon for a collar. She is for a gift.

The mouse ornament I made from felt and fabric for an ornament exchange at my quilt guild Christmas party.

angel ornament for Judy

Spare parts doll

tassel doll

Mouse Ornament

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New witch and epb head

Here is another witch I made for the same client. She wanted one that just sat on the flat surface. I made her much the same as the other witch doll. This one has fur hair instead of mohair.
I took a class with elinor peace bailey on Monday and Tuesday of this week. I made another doll but am giving it away so I made this head for Elinor to paint a face on. Isn't she fun. I will have my own epb face. It is Anne of the Celtic Mist. I will sow a picture of the epb doll I made after the person I made it for recieves it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mermaid and Zentangle dolls

I made these for challenges that have ended now so I can show them to you.

Here is my Zentangle doll I made for the Zentangle doll challenge at Doll Street. I made the original zentangles with black prisma pens and then colored them in with Prisma pencils. She is based on a pattern by Cindy Moyer

This is a mermaid scene I made for the Cloth Doll Artist- Holiday studio 3rd quarter challenge. The mermaid is Kat Lees pattern. The fish was also her patterns. She is herself about 6" to 7" from head to tail!
Here is some paper doll ornaments I made.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Witch doll

My friend ordered another doll. She wanted a small witch that had moles/warts and big nose. Here is what I made a combination of two Ute Vasina patterns and my own costuming.
The wart even has hair on it!! LOL

My swap from Judy

Aren't these 2" inchies great!! She did so much work on them. They are ornaments!!

The next pictures are ribbon fabric. Made with different ribbons and threads and fibers and fancy machine stitches. Aren't they fabulous!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


 These are some zentagles I made on weekend. All the colored areas are fabric that was adhesive backed. I cut out leaf shapes and also used the leftover shapes. It was fun to do. The fabrics are batiks. I reference my different zentangle drawing books and then lots of time do my own thing.

doll and runner

I had an order for a pixie doll that could be left up year round and not a holiday doll. This is the doll I made. She is the Half-Pint Pixie pattern by Allison Morano. I love this pattern. She has had dyed body suit and the skirt and sleeves and hat is hand dyed wool felt. Lots of fun to make!
This is a table runner I made to give to my secret sister in October. Very fall!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years


Monday, September 5, 2011

two inchie squares for swap

Here are some two inch squares I made for a swap. They are for hanging on a tree. We decided 2 inches is a lot easier than an inchie! They are lots of fun to do! Click on the picture for a closer look at the squares.

My hubby and Mallorie

I haven't been sewing as much since I started watching Mallorie. But I have taken some piccies of her! :-) Here she is with her Grandpa!

Here she is on a quilt I made with squares I got in a trade on my CRAFT group. They are from all over the world. A lot of the ladies in the group live in Australia.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A new mermaid

Here is a doll I made from Arley Berryhill's pattern. It is a great pattern. I used batiks and made a tibetan lamb wool wig.  She is wired for posing. She has shells and beads sewn on. I had fun making her.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A new doll

I have made three dolls lately but two of them are for challenges so I can't share until the challenges are complete. I can show you my third one. She is from the Pixie pattern by Allison Morano. I dyed the fabric for her outfit. She has on a wet felt hat (included in instructions for doll) I made her a little basket from a silk pod and felt.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


July 20 was my first practice day with Mallorie. I have had to change my sleeping schedule so I will be able to watch her. Here is pics from that day. She is such a cutie!
I also babysat her today. I will be doing three days a week for nine hours a day. I hope I can manage!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Granddaughter Kassy

This Tuesday and Wednesday my granddaughter spent the night. She is 12. We spent the time sewing. She made a quilt with batting from a charm square pack called It's a Hoot from Moda. I put up my design wall so she could organize the squares how she wanted them. She then sewed it together and then bagged the top and back and batting. I helped stitch in the ditch for her. She gave it to her cousin Mallorie.

Kassy sewing and her finished quilt