Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Boy vintage

I found this fabric and bought some without thinking about a project to use it for...I often do that - buy fabric because I love it and then wait for the idea to come to me! I decided to make some simple wall hangings from this - the square shape lends itself so well and they are so simple to make. No little boys walls in my house so these will be on sale at the Sisters' Market in December.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little Paper-y People

I love paper dolls, especially vintage looking little girls. I remember being fascinated by them as a child and still adore them now I am all grown up. I have printed some off for my little ones to play with and I am now dreaming up ways to incorporate them into my craft. Whenever I see vintage sets come up for sale on ebay or etsy, I am sorely tempted to add them to my collection!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hey Dollface

I love making dolls, choosing the fabric combos and especially creating their faces. I never really have a clear plan but just let the face and hair evolve by trying out new stitches and techniques. I have rediscovered the joy of working with felt as well. When each doll is finished, I run them by my girls for approval. Some have arms and legs and others are just simple cuddle dolls for little ones. I don't like to use buttons or beads as I want the dolls to be soft all over with no potential hazards. I will have quite a few for sale at the Sisters' Market 
in December.