Friday, December 13, 2019

Monday, January 07, 2019

January - February 2019

Candy's Quilting, closing Jan 26
140 W. 22 St, NYC
Patchwork Pillowcase,
         keeping busy on a bitter cold day
A purse with a tape measure closingAnother purse with a tape measure closing
I've been experimenting with alcohol inks.  I had bought this Canson recycled paper that had a glossy side.  I decided to try the inks on it.  It doesn't work well, you can see on the reverse side the way the inks just got absorbed.  After I finished the page, I thought my Carmen Miranda singing stamp would look good on the yellow, so I stamped it using green ink.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

September - December 2018

The Sound of Starbucks

I learned about Chawne Kimber from an article in Scientific American.  She is a mathematician and a quilter.  This is her blog.
Jay Hart did a tutorial on making a handkerchief doll.
Lisa Pay shows how to do the back stab stitch
       I was reading instructions for a doll pattern and at one point this stitch was mentioned.  I thought this was a good video.  She demonstrates its usefulness in making toy animals.

Well Wisher, pattern by Cyndy Sieving
Inspired by this video
This gift table scarf has been received.
Now I can show it.

I used the roll it up pillowcase pattern. It can be found on this page of All People Quilt
Woodland Sprite, pattern by Colette Wolff
A film I made of my September crafting
Mouse Half Size
Happy Heart Pattern
Steve the chef is carved wood 6 inches tall. If you would like to order one, contact

Friday, July 27, 2018

July - August 2018

Dolly dressed in clothes I made from fabric Bella Jae gave me. The lovely placemat behind the doll was made by Bella Jae.
Prim Chicken, Happy Heart Patterns, youtube video
Murphy's law was in full force. This was my third try to film this.I took part in a chicken swap and I made a chicken from a Tone Finnanger pattern and a chicken bag from an elinor peace bailey pattern
Sherry Staton sent me the dress with a chicken pattern, the needlecase with the applique chicken and flowered material

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

May - June 2018

Eyelet Angels from the book Teach Yourself
to Make Angels and Fairies by Jodie Davis
I gave this to my friend Bella Jae. Tonya Dyce
gave me the fabric.
Cable holder Bag for walker, pattern from The Spruce Crafts
Robin Lippman Campbell sent me this delightful doll

Country Cats, pattern by Alley Cat Tales

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 2018 Crazy Quilt Challenge

I've joined Bella Jae in the 30 day crazy quilt challenge

Day 1Day 2
Day 3, foggy outsideDay 4, sunny but cold
Day 5, overcast dayDay 6
Day 7Day 8
Day 10
Day 11
Day 13, a bit and pieces stripDay 15 more strips added
Day 17, it keeps growing
Day 18
Day 19, almost finished
Day 20, finished!

April 25, 2018  At last I finished  the locker hooked basket for my dollies.  I embellished it with yo yos.  Spring was late, but at last it's here.

April 9, 2018 I made a pillowcase for the support pillow on my kitchen chair.

These are the irons I use.

Monday, February 05, 2018

January - March 2018

Prim doll, dress cloth from Candy's Quilting
Doll body from old napkins and a dresser scarf
Cat, dress cloth from Robin Campbell
Body cloth from Fat Quarter Shop
Prim doll, body from handkerchief,
head, legs, arms from dresser scarf
Red felt birdBest Bunny free pattern from Lion Brand yarn

Crocheted gray mouse and friends
Angel Pin Doll, free pattern by Deanna Hogan Carved doll by Wanda Harrigan, I made him a jacket and warm cap