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Topic: 2010 DeStash-Along-CLOSED--Join us in the 2011 Destash Along  (Read 199011 times)
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« Reply #1050 on: May 27, 2010 06:32:39 PM »

ha ha The books are low on a shelf...I keep the ones I use most right on my workspace. To be honest, they are everywhere... Sad

M'Liss Rae Hawley is a favorite quilter of mine...I have" Fat Quarter Quilts" and "More Fat Quarter Quilts"...the other book is called "When Quilt Designers Think Small"--all the projects use fat quarters or less...also, "Sew Special Fat Quarter Gifts"!  I have bookmarks in things I have always wanted to make...

My doll measures 14"...I took  a few pics...the doll is my first given to me by my nanny when I was in Germany...so she is about 52 years old! Cheesy

I made the dress, bloomers and hat in 1997...so she needs a new dress!


Here is her poor head:


A lovely crochet dress or maybe a velvet dress--that would use up a bit of stash!
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« Reply #1051 on: May 27, 2010 07:08:08 PM »

Pretty doll!!  Is she vinyl all over or a mix of cloth and vinyl? 

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« Reply #1052 on: May 27, 2010 10:00:47 PM »

I bought bead and elastic, but both are for specific projects that will be done this week so it's not really adding to stash, and I was out of nice beads for adult jewellery, so that's all I bought.

My niece destashed fabric scraps by making blankets for her baby dolls.
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« Reply #1053 on: May 28, 2010 06:22:31 AM »

Mine doll is all vinyl..but she lived in my parents basement for many years and parts of the vinyl turned black with icky mold! Her eyes are clouded and don't open and shut properly...I thought about trying to fix her hair, but making hats seemed easier! Cheesy

I really admired the outfits you made your doll collection, momcueller--besides this doll, I have quite a few that have no clothing at all...I will add it to my destash list to make clothes for them!
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« Reply #1054 on: May 28, 2010 10:43:51 AM »

thanks always.  I was pretty amazed how easy clothes making was.  I bought a book from Amazon and just adapted the sizes by using smaller hook and thread to H hook and WW yarn. 
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« Reply #1055 on: May 28, 2010 10:51:32 AM »

Great--I will try it when I get home! I used some single socks and sewed socks for this outfit...just made tubes and tied ribbons around the top...

She sits on an antique chair in my foyer so my thought was to have an outfit for every season and a special one for Christmas when my house is full of company! I seriously thought about finding another similar sized doll and cutting off the hair...but then I would feel bad for the other doll...silly, I know... Cheesy

I used zinc oxide to take the black spots off because I read it on a website for doll repairs!  It worked!  and, it took of sharpie ink on the vinyl as well!  Not sure about white mildew spots--I bet a brown sharpie would do it!
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« Reply #1056 on: May 28, 2010 11:02:16 AM »

no no--I just made socks for her using one of my stray socks--I am not skilled at knitting socks...Cheesy

Crochet doll dresses were posted here:
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« Reply #1057 on: May 28, 2010 11:22:48 AM »

Yay, used up a few more supplies

-pack of beads
-jewellery fittings

Off to go use up some of my:

fabric
elastic
bergundy thread
plastic beads
stretch jewellery cord
wire
wooden pegs
paint
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« Reply #1058 on: May 28, 2010 02:08:29 PM »

I just demoulded a partially finished quilt in an attempt to finish it. Top tips were.

Use a hairdryer on it for a few minutes. This fluffs the mould up. Then use a soft brush like a nail brush to brush it off.

Wet salt to a paste and scrub over the remainder. Leave until it dries, then brush off with the brush.

Neither do any damage to fabric even if not totally successful. I used them both a few times to fade the mould away, then lemon juice to bleach the faint stain tha remained.


Then I worked about fifteen minutes on the quilt. Still bored with it.

But I thought I'd post them as you could try them on vinyl and they are not damaging like bleach.
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« Reply #1059 on: May 28, 2010 05:30:09 PM »

was looking around the forum.  At the occasions forum there's a link to a bootie pattern.  To download the pattern, I saw the other patterns and boom, headbands hit me.  Light bulb:  Would it work to make headbands from stash fabric, sew wig hair to netting or light fabric and sew that under the headband for hair?Huh!!!!  Maybe I'm just a little hungry...but could it work??
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