Saturday, June 30, 2007

Elinor is finished!






















She will be on Simply Primitives.com on July 1st! See the link on my sidebar to the right.

Friday, June 29, 2007

and here she is with...


embroidered features and light colored pencil work.

New doll

Here she is with just the penciled in face and very light needle sculpting.

New tie-on pillow finish!


I made this little pillow for my girlfriend who just had baby #6! A little boy, and she named him Lucas, which really tickles me as that is my oldest son's name. This is a Lizzie Kate design stitched on 28ct gingham graziano. I just LOVE how it turned out! And once again I used the tie-on pillow directions from the Focus on Finishing blog! Thanks Karen for your wonderful tutorials!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

May Baskets Pillow

I finished this pillow using the tutorial at the Focus on Finishing blog found here.
It was very quick and easy to follow. I definitely think I will be making more of these little pillows!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Country Cottage WIP



I also started this one while I was on vacation. I love the colors! It is called A Place We Call Home.

New inspiration and great news!



I just got back from vacation and I am feeling really inspired. I am ready to create again! And as luck would have it, I was contacted by Soft Dolls and Animals magazine, and asked to do a pattern for them. I am going to do a variation of my Snow Queen doll for the December issue! I am very excited about this!!

Here are a few pictures from my vacation. I am always inspired by architecture, I just love it. And Charleston SC is loaded with such beauty!
This last one is from Annapolis,MD. right outside the Naval Academy.

Dollmaking Blogs!


It's good to see so many of my dollmaking friends are beginning to blog. Wait until they all find out how addicting it can be ! Har! Har! I will be adding a lot of blogs to my sidebar in the next couple of days. But in the meantime I wanted to highlight some of them. So here are a few good blogs:

http://northdixiedesigns.blogspot.com/

http://countryfolkkeepsakes.blogspot.com/

http://atticbabys.blogspot.com/

http://www.dollsofyore.typepad.com/

Friday, June 22, 2007

A finish for June!

I finished this during the long car rides on vacation. I really love those luscious silks from Crescent Colors. I am eagerly looking forward to doing the Summer sampler now!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dance Recital 2007

Doesn't my baby look cute! She is quite the little dancer, sunburned shoulders and all!


Just to make darn sure life doesn't get too boring, Isabel has dance pictures, dress rehearsal and her dance recital all this week, Lucas has soccer conditioning at 7:30 in the morning and started his new full time job, and Aidan has basketbal camp and weight lifting. Oh yeah, was I going to stitch something? Ha! Ha!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I am back and feeling refreshed!!

Beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina! This is where we stayed, right on my beloved ocean! Wow! I loved it!


Some gorgeous Charleston architecture!

My beautiful girls shopping in Charleston. We discovered many secret gardens like this one they are standing in front of, hidden by beautiful wrought iron gates. Wow! Charleston just has so much charm! I really loved it! p.s.~can you see little Isabel grimacing from the horrible sunburn she got at the beach! Poor thing!

Friday, June 1, 2007

May Baskets finished!


Still no pdf. but at least a finished sampler to show! Now I'm off on vacation, see you in a couple of weeks!