Saturday, June 28, 2008

Almost last part to do to finish quilt

I was on vacation for 10 days, but I'm back now and I'm ready to finish my quilt! I got the batting and back piece before we left, and now I've prepped them and they're ready to go. I have no idea what I'm doing, but some basic research has told me that I need to start quilting in the middle and stitch to the edges. I've decided that that's enough information for me, so I'm off to finish it. Woo hoo!!

Once I have it quilted it, I need to put the binding on and then I'll be done. I have a feeling the binding part will be tough, too.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A lovely necklace

Here's a necklace I made from some beads I had lying around. I love all the shades of blue--my favorite color!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Here she is!! She's possibly not totally done. If I want to really fix her up, she needs hair and a dress. But Ellie says she likes her better without hair. And with the crazy eyes that make her look like a cross between an alien and a Japanese cartoon, she might do just as well without hair.

This is my first attempt at a pretty poppet (in this case a not-so-pretty poppet), which is a doll created by a Craftster member named Ghilie. Ghilie was kind enough to send me really great instructions on how to make the poppet. I discovered that it's really freakin hard to find doll eyes and it's absolutely impossible to find freezer paper. So I had to improvise and make do and that, combined with my inexperience, made for a doll that is completely asymmetrical and kind crazy looking. Here she is again:

Her name is Luella. I had a whole backstory for her before she was done--she was a divorced mother of three who had recently gotten certified as a dental hygienist and was looking forward to starting fresh with her kids. But the thing I made doesn't look anything like a dental hygienist.

I'm going to make a new poppet as soon as I can find some freezer paper (off to Walmart). I started Luella yesterday while Ellie was at school and I finished at midnight but of course I had to stop a lot and do other things and I also had to make a few trips for supplies. So I think the next one won't take me as long.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quilt is pieced!

I don't have a picture of it yet, but I'm done with the piecing part of the quilt!! I'm waiting for a 40% off coupon for Joanns so I can get the batting inexpensively. Then I'm on my way to finishing it! If the points match up in any given place, it's completely accidental. I could not make those points match up if you paid me. It was horrible. But in the end it doesn't look too bad and it should serve its purpose very well of being a cute blanket for Ellie's bed that will keep us warm, too.

I'm going to make a doll next, so I'll post pictures when that's done and I'll add a shot of the quilt when I can, too.