Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dolls for Halloween

Robin Campbell sent me the fabric I made into the bag.

The autumn die off has begun, the vampire bunny is happy.

The Wicked Witch of the West got her ruby slippers back.

Clothespin Dolls and Mug Rug

Crocheted Grim Reaper
Inspired by the chess game in the movie, The Seventh Seal

Casting a spell, my own pattern

Halloween cat from a pattern by Susan Barmore

After Easter people abandon bunnies in Van Cortlandt Park.  Most are eaten by feral cats and coyotes, but some eat a mushroom which turn them into Vampire Bunnies

Pattern by Frowning Frances, interpretation by me.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Doll Swap 2014

The annual doll swap in handmadedollsandfriends.  I made the pink doll and Leonarda made the fairy.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Rag Quilt, the true story

This is a good video that sums up the steps in 10 minutes.

Step one is to cut the squares.  Some instructions say to make the batting squares the same size as the fabric squares, I decided to make them smaller.

The next step is to make the sandwich, with batting the filling.  Then a big X across the squares to hold the batting in place.

As you see, I created 6" cloth squares and 5" cotton batting squares with a pattern I made.  In spite of my best efforts this is what happened.  This was true of two rows, I added a strip of red fabric, to the front and back of each sandwich.

After I fixed that mistake, when I had finished sewing all the strips I discovered that on one piece I had failed to catch the fabric on one side.  

Did a rip, and resewed by hand the side.  After that was done, I did the cutting that creates the rag quilt.  I used the Fiskars rag scissors, but any scissor with a fine serrated edge will do, and I think a regular scissors would also have a good effect.

Ready to be washed, this step assures the fuzzy edges that characterize one side of this quilt.

Here it is in all its fuzzy glory.

This is what the back of the quilt looks like.

This was a lap quilt and I've already used it while watching television.

Saturday, January 04, 2014


Doll made by Lora Frisch
This doll was modified from a pattern created by Dianne M. Ingram.  The pattern was in the January 2014 edition of Soft Dolls & Animals.