Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
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
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 http://rosaliequinlandesigns.typepad.com/rosaliequinlandesigns/
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I've listed three new Waldorf dolls in my Etsy shop today. http://www.grannyinak.etsy.com/
I recently took a break from cloth doll making and made this cute Eskimo crochet doll. He is a pattern from; http://www.eureekaswindow.etsy.com/ . 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
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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. http://www.alaskabeartales.etsy.com/
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. http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=1087569 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
I'm posting this link for a description of a waldorf doll http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.