Monday, June 27, 2011

Views from Mt. Alyeska

 I took a drive with my daughter and son in law to Mt. Alyeska and took the tram to the top.  There was still snow.  The view looks down on Girdwood, Ak.  It was a fun day.

This is one of my grandsons in the parking lot at Alyeska lodge.   I think I took the picture from the wrong way tho.  I just thought the green of the trees and colorful flowers and his orange hoodie made a nice picture.  I didn't notice the jackass until I got home.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Little Bag of Dollies

Yesterday at the craft bazaar I sold my little bag of dollies to a nice lady who wanted them for two little girls who visit her every summer.  In my excitement I forgot to take pictures of them.   But I'll post the picture of the pattern so you all can see how they looked.  This is a fun pattern by Rosalie Quinlan and is available right now in the USA at Keepsake Quilting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Dolly is off to her new home in New York

This new dolly is off to a wonderful new home in New York State.  Her body is knit from wool yarn.
She has mohair yarn for hair and is stuffed with wool batting.  Her hands and face are from cotton knit.  I'm excited about her outfit which I made from a talented Australian designers line of fabric.  Rosalie Quinlan's - Grandmothers flower garden fabrics.  I have purchased the fat quarters of this so you will probably be seeing more of her beautiful fabrics.  I've already made her pattern (little bag of dollies) and you will see these as soon as I paint their shoes

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Sock Monkey thinks that he would make a great crew member on the Deadliest Catch Boat - the Time Bandit.  

Next Sock Monkey poses with the 200 Lb. Halibut he caught.  What a proud fisherman!

This sign kind of has Sock Monkey worried.  He's wondering what the rules are about feeding Sock Monkeys?

After all his hard work catching a halibut, Sock Monkey decides to stop at the world famous Salty Dawg Saloon for a monkey drink.

After a couple of shots, Monkey is thinking he better try to make it back to the Seldovia Ferry Boat.

Ahh, nothing like home sweet home after an exhausting day in Homer doing monkey business.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Dolls listed on Etsy Today

I've listed three new Waldorf dolls in my Etsy shop today.
The first pixie in pink, lavender and light blue is named Morning Glory.  The little girl in red is Sissy, and the curyl dark haired doll is named Precious.  They are all made from all natural materials, wool, cotton, mohair etc.   Sissy's body is knit with purple wool yarn making her a little plumper than her pixie sisters.  They are safe for Children 3 and older.

Amigurimi Eskimo Crochet Doll

I recently took a break from cloth doll making and made this cute Eskimo crochet doll.  He is a pattern from; .  A cute and easy pattern and reasonably priced.  I used Red Heart-Buttercup white yarn for the ruff around his hood, arms and legs.  Works perfect for the fur effect.  Here's his picture.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Greetings

I'm sharing a few of my favorite Easter Postcards from my postcard collection.  These were called penny postcards and are from about 1900-1920.  Angels are some of my favorite cards to collect.
Happy Easter everyone.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Two of my Grandsons are enjoying their new trampoline.  Lots of fun on a sunny day when the snow is in melt mode.  It's a good way to work off lots of energy.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When it's springtime in Alaska

Before I get too excited about Spring, here's a picture showing the snow we had on Monday, April 11.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Knitted Easter Chicken

Do you like knitting, chickens and Cadbury eggs?  Check out this link by Anjie Davison for an easy to knit chick that holds a Cadbury egg, or real egg.  I'm going to be knitting a basketful!
Here's a picture I took of the chicks I knitted.  To me they look more like little spring birds that are starting to appear at my bird feeders.  Only about 3 more weeks until the hummingbirds return to Alaska.  I can't wait.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Alaskan Teddy Bear artist

Please take a look at this artist Teddy Bear!  He is made in Alaska and has been embellished with sea shells found on Seldovia beaches.  The artist also writes a story to go along with the Teddy Bear.  She is a very talented seamstress and author, I should know because she's my daughter.  Here's her etsy site.
Rose will be adding more bears as she can. 

Knitted lamb and sheep

I've been busy this week, knitting a rabbit and lamb.  The patterns are by: Fuzzy Mittens (Barbara Prime)  The lamb pattern she offers for free, the rabbit and other adorable animals with sweaters you can purchase from her web site.  The animals are easy to knit even for beginners and are so cute!  These two will go in my granddaughters Easter Basket.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wikipedia description of a waldorf doll.

I'm posting this link for a description of a waldorf doll for those who do not know about the Waldorf style of doll making.  A lot of doll makers have different styles and variations in the making of their dolls so no two are ever alike.  Just a few stitches can give your doll a personality of its own.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Dolls listed on Etsy Today

I've  listed a couple of new Waldorf dolls in my Etys shop today.  I've had them ready for awhile but I'm not so great at getting the pictures taken.  They are made of all natural materials, wool, cotton etc.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Belinda and Lucinda-Edith Flack Ackley pattern dolls

These are all dolls I've made from Edith Flack Ackley's 1934 pattern--Belinda and Lucinda.
The pattern was offered for sale in the November 1934 issue of Woman's Home Companion.  They were fun to make but somewhat harder to sew than Edith's larger doll pattern.  They are about 10 inches.  See my link for a free pattern to make your own.  I only ask that you do not resell my pattern.