Friday, July 14

What I've finished since yesterday



I finished the Father Christmas bendy doll for an order. He's part of a set of items I'm making that is inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia It was requested that his bag be filled with tiny presents. It took me a bit to figure out how I was going to do that since Father
Christmas is only 4" tall. Finally I settled on buying some little wood cubes and painting them. Seemed to work out fine.


Then I played with my yo-yos a bit. I remembered having seen clown dolls made from yo-yos. I decided to make my own version with the brightly colored yo-yos.

And finally, I've decided what I'm going to do with the bulk of the yo-yos...as well as the rest of my pastel/floral scraps for a very, very long time. I'm embarking on a quilt. I was poking around ebay and saw a quilt made from yo-yos where the yo-yos were arranged so that it looked like a "Grandma's flower garden" patterned quilt. That just happens to be my very favorite quilt pattern! So, that's the plan. I haven't yet decided if I'll piece them together so the flowers are all touching (as shown in the picture) or if I'll separate them with a solid color (maybe that green that's so very '30s). I've got plenty of time to decide on that though!

I also cut out 7 house needlebooks. Six for the swap...one for me. They're all ready to be stitched.

I'm headed to the fabric store tonight. Hopefully I can behave myself. ;)

3 comments:

ANILISE said...

I LOVE YOUR YO-YO DOLLS!!!!!
~ANILISE~

Tiarnna said...

How's your hands after all those yoyos?

Dannielle said...

LOL! My hands are wonderful thanks to my rheumatologist :) Even yo-yo's don't bother me these days.