Wednesday, 31 December 2008

"Baby" Clothes

It's about time to update my blog! It's been a busy Christmas vacation so far. I spent some time before Christmas making doll clothes for my two granddaughters. I bought these dolls for them last year and bought two extra ones as another granddaughter was born just before Christmas and I keep one of the dolls at home so I can make things for them. It was so much fun making these clothes for the dolls! First up was a 'sleep sack' inspired by my friend Joan. The sleep sacks keep babies nice and cozy and warm in bed! The doll pattern I had even supplied a pattern for them....doesn't she look so warm and cozy?

Fitted diapers were next on the list of 'must haves' for my 'babies' :-). The bib was a quick and easy addition (the hat came with the baby's original clothes).

I just love the cute little bum LOL!

Diaper bags to put all the new items in:

Lauren's doll carry bed:

Leah's doll carry bed:

My granddaughter Lauren with her baby things ( also added a change pad and found a couple 'magic' bottles at Walmart):

The younger granddaughter, Leah with her baby tucked in warm and cozy with the little quilt I made last year:

Monday, 15 December 2008

Basket Psalms block

I finally finished another Psalms block! This one was a lot of fiddle fussy handpiecing so I kept putting it off :-). I have three more blocks to do for this quilt and they are easier ones. I hope to finish them over Christmas. The basket is called Berry Basket and was chosen to represent the line of Psalm 145: "The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time." The front of the block:

I had a hard time figuring out which way to press the seams. Pressing them toward the dark would produce too many bulky intersections, so finally I just kind of tossed the iron at the block and closed my eyes and pressed LOL. I will have to trim the dark seams and all the points so they can't be seen through the light background.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

A mini chef

My son's girlfriend asked me to make a chef's hat and apron for her little five year old cousin. We spent some time digging through my closet to find cool fabrics for the project. We made it reversible so one side could be used for crafting and the other side for cooking. It was a fun project to work on.