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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Doll Clothes - Our Generation and Baby Doll - (8 pics) on: September 16, 2008 05:02:30 PM
Some one was talking about hippie clothes for their poppet. Every time that happened I remembered the clothes I wore in the late 60's. Among them some moccasins sorta like this:

First pic most accurate color. Modeled by Our Generation Doll, Target's version of American Girl.

And now for some baby doll clothes I made for the "Spoil My Doll Swap" modeled by my lovely assistant Chantilly Poppet.

The Whole Package:

Flower Dress and Hat:

Sailor Dress and Hat:

The Little Panties:

The Bed/Tote:

The Tote/Bed:

These clothes are obviously way too wide for poppets. Length not so bad. I used commercial patterns for everything except the Tote/Bed, blanket and pillow.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Border Suggestions Needed on: August 16, 2008 10:49:01 PM
I've almost finished a sunflower quilt...
I have a pile of yellows and greens for that quilt...

I saw this Mystery Quilt-along ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232977.0 )and thought, "good opportunity to use up some of that yellow and green stash". I added some pinks and and fussy cut fabric...

The design had a layout that just didn't seem right with the finished blocks, so I basically reversed the blocks. The SacTown Variation.

If it had not been a Mystery Quilt-along I would have had a vision for it. The design calls for a thin dark (green), a wide medium (yellow) and a dark binding. I'm not at all crazy about that look. So I'm not sure what to do next. I've had a few ideas but none of them seem to really stand out as the answer.

Here is my PhotoChopped version of what I have stitched up so far. I couldn't find a place to take a pic of it as is. Some of the blocks are not exactly as in the pic but the block placement is.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Quilt-along - Patchwork Garden on: June 06, 2008 12:07:17 PM
I saw this magazine at JoAnn's, Quiltmaker's May/June 2008
(#121) Issue. http://quiltmaker.com/currentissue/121/
And the word Bunny was on the cover...
So of course I picked it up... and they had a cute little Bunny Patch wall quilt! http://www.quiltmaker.com/currentissue/121/BunnyPatchpreview/
So of course I bought it and started planning it. It also has the opportunity to do the three other parts. That's one way to sell magazines. So I'm planning the Patchwork Garden. http://www.quiltmaker.com/currentissue/121/PatchworkGardenpreview/
I'm not too crazy about the picket fence on the full wall quilt so I'll just think about the big border in background mode. (computer-eze for low priority)
One of the things that make this project interesting, aside from the bunny, is the wide variety of blocks including appliqué. Which is one of the things that makes this project a little difficult. The magazine is copyrighted and you will need the appliqué patterns from it if you want to do the whole thing. I'm not sure how to handle that part...

Who's with me?

If you want to join me, get the magazine while it is still on the stands, or you can back order from the company. Unless I can find a way to legally copy it and send it to you...

And here's a preview of Part II - http://quiltmaker.com/currentissue/122/whirchirppreview/

I'll post some pics of the fabric I'm planning on using in a few days... I'm using bright colors. BTW: I don't work very fast. In two weeks I've only cut out part of the first block. Block S.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Poppet - Bridal Sweet Bunny on: March 20, 2008 11:20:37 PM
Cue music.

"Chantilly lace, pretty face... a wiggle when she walks... makes the world go round, round, round..."

music fades

Narrator: "Thank you, Big Bopper."

music blasts
"Oh, baby that's what I like!"

Narrator: "Thank you! Big Bopper!. Today's bride demands options. For our finale, our only presentation actually, our lovely model, Chantilly, is wearing Bridal Sweet separates. Chantilly is ready for a woodland wedding among the spring flowers. Beginning with a  torquoise bustier made with a shiny satin on one side reversible to a crepe satin. The first underskirt is of a sparkly torquoise mesh. The second underskirt is a sparkly ivory organza. The overskirt is shiny ivory satin with a gentle curve toward the back. All of the pieces can be mixed and matched as the bride desires for her own dress or for the bridesmaids. The satin overskirt has  an opening that can be worn with the opening in the front or back. The overskirt is available as a train with the opening in front. All skirts are available in any length desired and in a variety of colors.

The front view.

Showing off her garter.

The other pieces in the line will be unveiled shortly.

I've taken my inspiration from other designers such as gilie, crafty-canadian, craftewoman, Eliea and of course that is only the beginning of that list. It's spring, almost Easter, time of rebirth, and soon weddings. And of course I'd be know one without my house bunnies. My mother might have said otherwise. And I'd be sleeping in the rabbit hutch outside, if I had one, if my first official poppet wasn't a rabbit. So it is.

Happy spring everyone!
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