Sunday, September 25, 2011

Autumn Overalls

I made these overalls yesterday. I had to wait for today for the light to be good enough to photograph them. The embroidery detail is from Vicki Haninger's book and the pattern for the overalls I modified to fit this doll from one of Rosemary Ionker's patterns.

Detail of embroidered leaves

And here's my inspiration!  The view from my back deck.

Starting to turn

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Newest Little Darling

IMG_2871 by elizabeth's*whimsies
IMG_2871, a photo by elizabeth's*whimsies on Flickr.
This is my newest hand-painted Little Darling but I'm not sure what her name is yet! She was painted by Lana Dobbs, to my specifications. She does such beautiful work! I made the smocked dress last weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nice day for embroidery

Lady Slipper Embroidery Block
I finally finished another block on my State Flowers Quilt!  It's been a while since I had a chance to make a block.  They're so much fun and come out so nicely.  I need to get another one ready to embroider.  The patterns, in case you didn't know, are available free at Turkey Feathers blog by Vicki Haninger.

Today was perfect weather for embroidery.  I sat on the deck and made this sachet (pattern from here) as a gift for one of my receptionists at work.  She is so thoughtful and always brings anyone with a birthday a small gift and her birthday is on Wednesday, so I made her a small gift.  I was home today because I got home from a veterinary conference in Boston late on Sunday night.  Today was a catch-up, reorganize and get ready for the week sort of day!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Piper on a late summer day

Finally, I had time for the sewing machine! I bought a pattern today from Designs by Jude for some jeans. It also has a turtleneck, but it was too hot here today for turtlenecks, so we put a blouse on Piper and took her photo. The early evening late summer light is a little difficult to photograph in, but Piper is such a pretty doll! Below is a close up, just because.

Piper, just because

Friday, September 02, 2011

Anza and Josie are Silly!

The girls needed some sort of toy to climb on, so we made a makeshift one until we can get them a picnic table or similar. They have a board balanced between two stacks of cement blocks, and they obviously love it. They were yelling at me yesterday morning from this position, and stayed right in position while I got the camera and took a photo!

Sorry about the lack of crafting photos lately. I have had company and have been so busy I haven't had any time for any doll dresses or other craft projects! Hopefully this weekend I can make something fun!