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!