I recently made a pair of biracial dolls with natural hair for a beautiful set of siblings from Chicago. It was so fun to make the little costumes for the dolls too. And I really love how the curls framing the little girl's face turned out!
I also made a special customized art doll for a sweet little girl who was adopted from Ethiopia. Her mom told me she was so excited to have a doll to look like her!
A few others from this month:
I'm also working on some new designs of some little kitty dolls, so keep your eyes put for those!
We are so lucky to live within a 2-3 hour drive from the beautiful town of McCall Idaho. It is set in beautiful mountain forrest near a lake. We like to go about once a year. This year we went with my parents and all stayed together in a cozy little cabin and enjoyed to cooler weather.
It was so fun being there while the Huckleberries are in season, but I think I prefer going in September or October like we usually do, when the leaves start to change and the crowds are gone. But it was definitely soul-soothing to get up in the mountains!
This summer is almost half over, but it has already been beautiful and rich with tiny joys. (Minus the lost of our sweet doggie Skully to old age and a horrible flu/cold/hacking cough I just can't shake.) But let me focus on the many positives.
How is your summer going? Are you enjoying heavenly weather where you are as we are here in Boise? Any fun summer projects you've accomplished? Let me know in the comments below!
I'm so excited to show you my very first quilt. I have been wanting to try my hand at quilting for years. And I have also been looking for projects to showcase my vintage sheets collection, so this was the way to go.
I started by selecting 12 of my favorite fat quarters of the vintage fabric (I used to sell fat quarters of vintage sheets, so I have a box full of ready cut fat quarters), and arranging them in sort of rainbow order. I ended up cutting the fat quarters into quarters, and then constructing (what I later discovered is called) a modified disappearing 9 patch sort of arrangement.
The top came together in one afternoon. Then it was time for the quilting. I happen to have a hand quilting hoop frame that has been collecting dust in the back of my closet for years since my mom gave it to me, so I thought I'd try my hand at hand quilting. After my fingers developed slight calluses, I enjoyed it very much!
Then I added the binding, which was probably my favorite step.
Voila! Done in about a week and a half!
It's throw blanket sized, at 60" x 68".
I had so much fun making it that I've already started on a queen sized one for our bed!