Sunday, January 23, 2011

These are my latest pin cushions. They are adapted from
a pattern by Jill Maas called "Dressmaker's Dummy". I
have been having so much fun and want to make a few more
pin cushions. The exchange should be a lot of fun. Some of
the members brought their pin cushions to our doll club
meeting yesterday and they were wonderful. I can't wait
until next month when we do our exchange.

I make my brother a dragon for Christmas every year. This
year I used the "Cecil" pattern from Susan Barmore. I loved
this dragon and made myself one also. The rust one is the one that
I gave to my brother and the purplish one is mine.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Here is the "head" jar that I wrote about in the previous
post. As you can tell, I have plenty of dolls waiting to be
created or I will need to get a larger jar.

As a lot of you know, I have a mentally handicapped daughter.
Tammy has no interest in sewing or crafting, but as you can see, she has a style of her own. She loves to "dress up" in her many funny hats, glasses, etc. She changes her accessories often during the day.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pin cushions

My doll club is having a pin cushion exchange in Febuary and I have been working on mine
the last few weeks. So far I have 6 finished and more in progress. Here are the ones I have
ready to exchange.

I have a large jar of heads in my sewing room,
on top of my cabinet. It is so much fun to look at.
When I make a new doll, I always make 2 to 4 heads and then pick which one I want to use on that doll. The extra heads get put into the head jar. Sometimes a head "calls" out to me and I get it from the jar and turn it into a doll. I used heads from the jar for 4 of the pin cushions. The other 2 have sculpy faces.

I was in a store before Christmas and saw a round glass
ornament that had an animal face on the front and legs
on the side and bottom. That was my inspiration for the
pin cushion shown on the left. It took me 4 attempts to
get the round cloth shape body I wanted. Her face is sculpy.