Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halloween Doll

Yet another wrapped doll! I have taught this method a number of times and never seem to tire of it. I came across this chiffon skirt I had made for my daughter for a dance back in high school (quite a few years ago) and thought it would be perfect for a witch. I had wrapped an armature in black already so all that was left was the fun part! She was going to be a Halloween witch, but she turned out way to cute for she is just a Halloween doll. I will call her Kat, after a very dear and sick friend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Art Quilt

I used hand dyed fabrics in this quilt. I took a class in dyeing a few months ago and dyed twenty yards of fabric. Guess it's time to start using some of it.

Pin Cushion

This pin cushion was made from a free online pattern called Zadora by Sandra Corson-Walker. I did change it up some. This is the link,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Selvage Edge Skirt

Last week I saw a pillow made from the selvage edges of fabric. It was so cool! I went home and was going to make one. I was in the process of making a child's skirt from a pair of recycled blue jeans. So, instead of a pillow I made a skirt. Only one problem.... which granddaughter gets it!


This is my latest collage piece. I was showing some of my works in progress to a friend and her sister wanted to buy it when it was finished! What a surprise that was!

Holly Hobbie Fix-up

A friend asked me to restore her daughter's Holly Hobbie doll for her granddaughter. She was very dirty, seams were ripping, she was missing an arm, her clothes were tattered and torn and she was badly in need of a new hairdo. I took her apart and reinforced the seams, washed her by hand and gave her some little yellow daisy (applique) tatooes to cover little holes in her legs. Then I restuffed her. I used my black paint marker to give her shoes a polish. I brightened up her face with gel pens and some blush! I found some yarn that matched the color of her hair pretty well and gave her some new hair. I'm sure she will be loved just as much as she was 30 years ago!