Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Dress for Thankful

The dress fabric is some sort of vintage cotton that I found at a doll show several years ago.  It's been waiting to be worn by Thankful.

For Christmas, I am going to sew her a pelisse from a design that was recently in "Antique Doll Collector" magazine.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Since she was completed on Thanksgiving, her name is Thankful.

Thankful's first Thanksgiving is warm and sunny.

She is contemplating her dress.

She is made from Dixie Redmond's Izannah Walker pattern, enlarged to 150%.  Tomorrow, I will spend Black Friday sewing her a dress instead of shopping.  I am thankful that I don't have to leave the house tomorrow!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

quilts, dolls, kids

My newest creation
My mom, Martha Rutledge, made this quilt as a birthday gift for her little sister.

The sleigh is Martha's fantastic thrift shop find of the week.  She also made the quilts in the sleigh.

My little cotton spun shard ornaments have come out from hiding to celebrate the holidays.  Here's the post on how they were made: SHARDS.
Every November, my kids make hand turkeys.  I laminate them and hang the entire collection up to ring in the holidays.  The kids really enjoy looking at the funny creations from the past.

Gobble, gobble.

My kids are almost 14 and they're still willing to make their hand turkeys.  I love my babies.      

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

Patrick's pumpkin
Allie made a feather head dress for a costume that she did not wear.
Christopher was a Czech soldier.  Patrick was Jack Pilgrim.  Allie was ????

Allie wielding a knife