Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just For Fun...

Hello friends and followers!

I know it has been a whole week since my last post...and well, basically, it is because I have been super busy. I am teaching at the first New England Stitchers' Retreat next month (there are still a few openings - please join us - I would love to meet you!) and I have been preparing and getting the files layouts ready for printing. I have also been charting some new designs for release this I have designed a special needlework tool and have been spending time perfecting the prototype and getting production started.

I have managed to finish a set of fabric dolls...these are actually from the fabric line "Aunt Lindy's Paper Dolls" by Sibling Arts Studio for Blue Hill Fabrics. I picked up this fun fabric panel (four dolls and four pets) on our weekend getaway to Galena. I actually have a paper doll quilt from the Baum Textiles fabric Paper Dolls completely pieced and ready to fact, it has been in the machine quilting pile since last fall....maybe these dolls will be the motivation I need to get it finished! Over the last week, I worked a little on the dolls each day - I think cutting them all out took the longest. Last night, I finally got them stuffed and started hand sewing the openings closed...and this morning I finished them up. Each doll is approximately 14" tall. For some reason, even though I am not a "doll person", these bring me joy! Hopefully I will be showing you my finished paper doll quilt next....I just have to make the time to quilt it...

On the agenda today...I am starting to model stitch "Sweet Simple Samplings"...a new release for this summer...maybe you will get a peek in the next few weeks...

Wishing you sunshine, signs of spring, and things that bring you joy...


  1. Ohhh they are so sweet!! The remind me of the Campbell Soup kids! Oh no, did I just date myself?

  2. Very cute, Belinda! Love their eye expressions! Can't wait to see a sneak peek of your Sweet Simple Samplings design! It sounds like a must have!


  3. My grandma used to make dolls like this. But after (well, probably before) she embroidered just different little sections: the nose, the eyelashes, lace on the dress, shoestrings, etc. I loved them!

  4. Oh, I love these! I had one similar to these when I was a little girl...In fact, I still have it tucked away in my cedar chest (I think these happen to be cuter, however!) My little gal would love these.