11/27/13

In the mean time......

Exploring the Possibilities
Finished Stocking
 I've just finished a Christmas stocking for Primary Children's Medical Center. By altering the Doll Purse Pattern, I came up with this little girl to put on it. Emily had asked me if I'd like to make a stocking and fill it for a little cancer patient!
     
And........
I'm still working on the Apron Pattern. I've been making heads and the different hair styles and making sure they all fit together correctly. Checking through it all is perhaps the most tedious of the process but most important. I do end up with quite a few heads and hairpieces which I will use in later creations. The creative process is the really fun part of this endeavor!

11/16/13

A Bunch of New Doll Purses

I purchased a yard of fabric (the blue with the princess dresses) which was designed by Sandy Workman (owner of Pine Needles) and some pink fabric for the ruffles, some yellow dotted for the hair, and black for shoes. Emily helped me dye the fabric for the head, arms, and legs. By using other fabric which I had in stock, I was able to make four. They are partially finished here.



After I finished them, I sent the two with yellow ponytails (2nd and 4th ones) to the Happy Factory  in Cedar City for their fundraising event. (They make wooden toys to send all over the world to children who don't have much.) The other two ( yellow hair with bangs and blue ponytails) I took to Pine Needles in West Jordan and My Sister's Quilts (Carolyn and Linda own this shop) in Riverton for samples.

I'm sorry that I didn't take the time to take photos of them, but two of them are still around. It's weird that I feel connected to them. Maybe it's all the effort I put into making them.

I ended up with four samples that I am replacing. These two are going to The Festival of Trees! I have a desire to help children.
And these two I put on Etsy today.


They make me smile! :)

I'VE NEEDLE FELTED FOR 10 YEARS

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