So, this is Faye! She lives in the forest, watching from her trees. She's friendly, but very shy, and dresses to blend in to her wooded background. I got her to come out of hiding for long enough to take some pictures, though.
I made Faye a while ago, but never got around to posting her. I used a variety of patterns for her, because I wanted her legs and fingers to be disproportionately long. Her hair is from a tiny packet of felting wool. Her face was done mostly in colored pencils, with a little bit of fabric marker--which started to bleed all over the fabric! The details were hard to get in the pictures, though, because it isn't very dark.
I never thought I'd be interested in quilt making, until I was writing a freelance article on the history of quilts a while ago. Of course, that got me all excited to try it, much to my hubby's dismay! (for some reason, he thinks I have too many hobbies... )
Every year, I go on vacation with my three closest friends. We are all of the crafty variety, so we make gifts for each other, and this year I decided to go with something cute and practical! I got the idea online somewhere, where these were selling for some outrageous amount (like $30), and thought--I can make that! Yup, the battle cry of the craftster.
Anyway, they are little pouches, not quite 8 inches square, that hold 3 tote bags rolled up inside. This way, you always have your tote bags when you go the store, because it fits right in your purse! Yay!
Inside, with the totes:
The tote unrolled:
Each bag was a different fabric, as were the totes inside. Fun, practical, and the girls loved them! Thanks for looking!
I had a friend's wedding to go to last week, and nothing to wear...so I decided it was time to actually finish a project.
I've been sewing for a while, but not really from patterns, and not really any clothing. Therefore, I was pretty impressed with how easily this pattern went together--I made it in an afternoon--and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. It is mostly view A, with a bit of C thrown in--the tie in back and the trim along the bottom.
The front (it has pockets!):
The back--it is actually smoother than this, but I was trying to ask hubby if it was straight and not wrinkled anywhere...his answer? "it's fine."
I finally got my first one done--without legs, anyway. He isn't really so great, but he kind of grew on me . I want to do some more, with some different fabrics and stuff, just play around with it. Anyway...here he is!
And the latest--miss pin-up girl! She didn't quite turn out like I wanted, but I like her anyway. It is tough to see, but she has little gold holographic sequins all over her skin. Anyway, here she is!