A Day In The A Blue Mountains.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I welcome you to take your time and browse , visiting my bush garden and discovering the wonders of my city within a national park; Blue Mountains National Park. Via my blog you will travel with me through the successes, trials and tribulations of gardening on a bush block. I share with you my patchwork & quilting, knitting, paper crafts, cooking and life in general.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Taxing Times.

Tax deadline, two hour wait to have car towed, heavy showers of rain with piles of laundry waiting to be hung out and a little doll that I so need to have complete before the weekend.
She's looking very Amish at the moment. I do intend to add facial features but not sure if I'll follow pattern instructions for felt features or use fabric pens.
What do you think?

Behind the dolly's head you can see the carry basket for her. Have had so much trouble adding base to basket but got some help at my sewing class yesterday (and then got stranded when my car immobilizer immobilized me)  and now well on its way to being complete.
To the right you can see bouclé wool which I will use for hair. (Purchased at St. Vinnies).

Here's dolly with vest, pilchers, booties, quilt and pillow.
  Remember my trip to Reverse Garbage and the beautiful fabric samples I purchased?  I have used as many of this as I could to make dolly's clothes.  The fabrics are one hundred percent fine cottons from Italy.
Do you think dolly will be able to compete with Dora the Explorer Doll?
I hope so.
Dolly's pattern comes from Family Circle Treasury of Dolls & Cuddly Toys and is designed by Gwen Merrill.
Darcy The Sheep also originated from one of Gwen's designs.

Above are some fabrics I've cut out for making a HST quilt for the guest bedroom, hopefully this will be my next sewing project.

No Progress with: The long hexagons or 

French General quilt top.

Cat in a Hat #2 is (almost) ready for sandwicheding, basteding and machine quilteding. Binding is machine stitched and waiting for hand blind hemming.
Finished: English paper pieced scrappy quilt.  Waiting for label. Saving photographs until labelled.
So many projects, so little time!
Happy sewing.

I'm linking to
WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. What, that doll will have a fancy little outfit! And I really like the fabrics for your HST, looks so fresh and lovely!

  2. Your doll is wonderful! You might try doing an embroidered face to keep with the sewn theme or the fabric paints might be nice. I think felt might be hard to work with at that scale.

  3. what a cute little doll! i vote for an embroidered face. :)

  4. Cute doll...fabric paints would be my choice. Have a great day.

  5. Loved the suggestions. Yes, Jenelle, I agree with felts not being ideal, even though this is what the pattern suggests. I am a lazy crafter though and ended up doing features using permanent markers. Will post soon. Thanks all for dropping by.


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