Friday, April 24, 2009

What color is your rainbow?

Take the survey and see what your answers say about you...
here's what mine said:
Your rainbow is shaded brown.


What is says about you: You are a deep thinking person. You appreciate the roughness of nature. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dotees on their way to the North Pole...

Have you ever made a Dotee? My goodness, they are addictive little things! I made my 4 to send on to Judi for the swap over at Doll Street, and then had to make one to keep, and one for a friend here, and one for Rachel, and one for another friend...the list is going on and I am having sew much creative fun :O)

Here's a pic of the ones on there way to Judi...though I did "fix" their tails so they have only one dangly...Rachel said they looked funny with three???:

...blogger (or my ISP) wouldn't let be upload any other pix today, so these are it until I figure out what I'm/they are doing.

By the by...if you are into swaps...Judi is talking about doing a "button Fairy" swap next. Something else for me to have sew much fun with...come on over to Doll Street and join us :O)

Talk to you soon,


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's a good day, sunshine and 60 degrees!

Wow, the snow is melting and it's a sunny day in my not-so snowglobe-ish world! Can this mean spring is finally coming to the land that time forgot? Please??
Rachel's been home with the flu, so I've not had much time to sew, but I have been doing some beading on a few more pin dolls.
First pic is of clay face pins...second is of one I just am finishing using artgirlz charms, and third is funky fun with artgirls charms and wool cones (one for me and one for a friend) :

And, I've joined the "Dotee Doll" swap over at Doll Street, so those are next on my list of things to do. I love Dotees, they're sew a mini version of the comfort dolls, but just the perfect size to make a bunch to trade with! Don't know what a Dotee is? Want to see one? Do a Google image search on "Dotee" and you'll see more ideas than you ever thought possible. Need a pattern and a tute to get you started? Check this site:

One more pic to share for today...I needed something to carry my cell phone in...I was tired of tracking it down every time it rang! I had a piece of crazy quilted Laurel Burch fabrics left from a jacket I'd made, sew this is what I came up with:

Okay, off I go to sew, sew, sew...
Have a great day my friends,

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A new purse...with a bit of doll jewelry...

I love making bags...purses, totes, any and all of the above. Back when I was working at the quilt shop, I had a bag a month class I called "Express your Purse-onality". Well, the MS toll put a nix on my working in the summer heat, so I haven't been teaching either...the economy helped a bit with that too, but then I think we all know all too well how that goes!?
Anyway, I still love to make bags and I just wanted to share the one I just finished. Fat quarter friendly -and- quick and easy to make. The pattern is called "Wallet and Grommet". I've not done the wallet to go with, yet, but it is cut out and waiting for me to get back to. Here's a pic the purse with a few of the pin dolls I've been making added on for just a touch of whimsy (body parts charms are from 'artgirlz'...I LOVE their stuff!)

I did change out the bag pattern a bit...seams I can't do anyone's pattern without changing something :O) I added pockets to the outside that were just supposed to be part of the design element. And pockets on the inside for the organizer in me. Off to sew some more...have a sew crafty day dear friends!



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Update on my Muze.

Okay...I think she's done...except for her base, which I can't decide on a color(s) for. Is she too much? Do I need to edit out something? Add something?
Should her hair stay or go? Her broach was supposed to go on her headpiece, but I made it too big...does the hat need something? I feel like she needs a little somethin-somethin...but I'm not sure if she really does, or if I just need to step back and let her be for a bit.
Help! Honest comments welcome...please and thank you :O)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oops...forgot one thing!

I do have kind of a "pattern" for my seahorse. So far, it is just my drawing of the parts as written instruction done...yet. However, I am working on making another one and can do step by steps????

If you are interested in seeing my "Mer-horse" as a pattern, let me know and I will do my best. If enough comments get left, perchance I shall have a pattern give-a-way?!? Ideas, anyone?!?

Thanks again!
Stay warm and toasty,

Snowed in! -and- face close ups...

We are officially snowed in today, again!

I tried to let the pups out and imagine, if you will...2 mini Schnauzers hopping (because, if you don't know Schnauzers, they hop like rabbits when they run, especially when they're doing the "I gotta go P.P." dance!) down the stairs for their first morning romp in the poo yard...and they can't get outside because the snow is up past the doggy door. Poor Claudia...she tried to go out and the door didn't budge...and Sophia (also referred to as the Yetti, since she loves to be out in the snow) just kept trying to bounce out, and was growling at the door as if telling it to open up already. When I shooed her away and got the broom so I could push the snow out, she finally realized the door wasn't gonna budge until I was done so sat down and looked at me as if to say: "Momma, you best hurry up!" LOL, don't you just love fur children?

Anyway, back to dolly stuff :O)

Here are my "Muze" and "Stump Doll" faces. I'm sorry the previous pics were blurry and would like to send out a very big "Thank you!" to those that asked for close ups...your kind words are a warm hug on this burr cold day in the great white North!

More pix of Ms Muze will be coming soon...I have been a busy bee doing some beading on her.

I hope your day is filled with sunshine and that the snow stops soon here! I have tickets to take Rachel to the "Jonas Brothers Movie" premier this afternoon with one of her friends, and she will be majorly bummed if we can't go. The netherworld hath no fury like a 10 year old girl child deprived of a much awaited Birthday treat, yikes! I'd hate to be me if the weather keeps up....Calgon, do they make enough of you to shield the mumma from the wrath of the pre-PMS daughter? LOL, those of you that have been through this, know exactly what I mean, right? :O)

Okay, off to play with my sewing machine, take care dear friends!

In the event that you don't hear from me for a bit, please send out the Big rescue Dog with a Thermos full of Captain Morgan's and come dig out the U.P...okay then?

Friday, February 13, 2009

They're back! Yippee skippee :O)

( was an ID10T error... Ms Kat didn't realize her images needed to be a bit smaller, so they have been re-sized and have re-appeared :O)
What have I done? The pictures are gone...and they were there when I posted the last two times :O(
If I can figure out what I've done, will repost them shortly...the ID 10 T errors I have been making lately are just about driving me cuckoo. Think it's time for a nap? I woke up feeling craptacular this morning, and probably should have stayed in bed. But, the sun was shining in my snowglobe world (thanks for the visual on that Paulette, I had to borrow it :O) and I decided to be a glow worm...'cuz a glow worm's never glum...for it's hard to be grumbly when the sun shines out your bum!
Glow little worms...
(who is now off for a little catnap...)
>^. .^<

New dolls to share with you :O)

Have you had a chance to look through Ray Slater's book, "Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists"? OH MY GOODNES! Talk about, I have found a new favorite way to do crazy this method! First new pic to share is my version of her stump doll.
Next picture is of my version in process of a "Muze" from Julie McC's pattern...I didn't like the head I'd made for her, so the poor doll had been sitting for ages, just the body on the finial. Well, I was sew inspired by Ray's book, I made her robe, them used a head from my parts stash and think I may actually get her done...loving the peacock colors of her outfit :O)
Picture Number 3 & 4 are of the two free form wire bodies that I showed you a quick peak of in my body parts picture on Tuesday...these are inspired by Ray's book as well...and are wearing heads from my spare parts box...I may find a use for all those babies yet!
Last, but not least, is a close up picture of my finished "Moody Boobs" from Kate Erbach's class and a close up of my "Lake Superior Splash" Mermaid, perched on top of the sea horse I designed for inspiration for the Mer-horse came from my daughter's "Bella Sarah" cards. I loved their more fantastical approach to the sea horse, so ran with that idea. What do you think?
Stay safe and Happy Hearts to you all...