Posted by on January 7, 2009 in craft | 3 comments

I've been in making mode for the last couple weeks. I suppose it was the fact that I was on vacation for a nice little while that got me jump-started, but I'm back at work now, and I just can't stop. I've made scarves and socks and done some quilting. I even made a dinosaur out of some weird gooey stuff. I have been wanting to make the doll from the cover of Stitched in Time ever since I first saw one on Alicia's blog. I finally got to get started on Sunday. She's still in progress, I just have to finish up her hair and add a couple little embellishments, and she'll be done.


I really need to get a speed light for my camera, so I can take pictures at night. I got to play around with my sister's last week, and it was a lot of fun.

Back to the doll. I made her legs out of a red and white striped fabric. I love them. Her face and hands are linen.


I was a bit nervous about doing her hair, and it has a couple problems, but overall it's a pretty easy and fast little project. If you're one of the few who hasn't bought Stitched in Time yet, I highly recommend you get your bum in gear and pick up a copy!
Stitched in Time: Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share from the Creator of Posie Gets Cozy

I started writing the story of my Christmas Day saga, but it will take a little more time to really do justice to the nearly tragic tale. Here are a few of the things that happened: an emotional breakdown in front of an entire airplane full of people, a brush with fame, a first class lounge, a bus ride around LAX, and maybe even a real-life guardian angel. You don't want to miss it!


  1. I tend to get inspired by the new year as well. Your little doll is so sweet and lovely!

  2. She’s too cute! I love the Stitched in Time book, my daughter bought it for me and I keep looking at it trying to decide what to try first- I really want to make the photo pillow. Ok, wow! Your Christmas trip sounds eventful. Having worked on the plane for many years, I have seen my fair share of wild things out there- so, in case you are the one who had the emotional breakdown, don’t worry about it, that’s way mild compared to other happenings out in the “friendly skies”(can you guess who I used to fly with?). I recently acquired another inspiring crafty book, Pretty Little Felt Things, you have to peek at it. There are the cutest little beads to make and I have prmoised to make them this weekend when I have my “craft area” set up and ready to use. I dug out my sewing machine and realized it’s been 16 years since I have touched it- I don’t know if I can remember how to thread the darn thing-haha! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

  3. I’m visiting by way of the flickr site that Alicia set up for people making the pretties in her book. Wanted to stop by and tell you I love your version of the doll with the striped legs. So cute and clever! Darling!

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