Monday, December 8, 2008

Mindless Sewing

So, what do you do when you aren't feeling 100%?? How about some mindless sewing and a bitty project??

Here is what I've been working on......just for fun.

Some red string blocks. They are 6 1/2 inches.

I have no idea what these will become. A quilt, a table runner, or perhaps a Christmas tree skirt? I don't know, I'm still toying with the idea.

And then I made myself this little bitty mini. It measures 8x5 inches. I purposefully cut the tree crooked. Love it. It has ragged edge applique, also known as "I was too lazy to look for my fusible web" applique.

I also ordered three patterns and they came in the mail yesterday. LOVE Melly and Me...don't you??? I ordered these patterns for my niece (actually for me because I love them and want them, but I'm pretending that I ordered them for her). I know she is (we are) going to love them. I am going to make them sometime after the first of the year. I was thinking she needed them for Christmas, but decided she will have too much to deal with at Christmas, so I'm going to save them for her first birthday. She'll be older then (in two months) and will appreciate them more!

I have a thing for handmade stuffed items, and it's my Granny's fault. She made me a upside down doll when I was a tiny child. I can't believe I don't still have it and I almost cry when I think about it. I don't even know what happened to her, so I have no one to be mad at. Here is the pic of one, and I think I may have to make one.....for my niece??? Perhaps, but definitely for myself.

My Granny also made my oldest brother a little puppy. I LOVE IT!! I have it and I'm taking care of it for my brother. I'm not sure he knows I have it, but if he ever asks for it, I'll be sure and give it to him!!!! LOL Please don't tell him!!!

And then, when I was young, my dad (yeah, that's right), my dad made me this giraffe. It was from a panel where you cut it out on the lines and sew it on the lines. I love it too. He looks very worn, because I carried him everywhere. One ear is ripped. But, my older three kids played with him when they were little. I let Younger Daughter hold him several times....but he is too worn to love too much. He's my own little Velveteen Rabbit.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited to add: What's the deal with all the empty space???? And, I forgot to resize the last two pics. So glad there is no dust on the fake plant behind the doggie or I'd have to redo it!!! LOL


Ann said...

I had an upside down doll too - Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Since I didn't have girls, I gave it to my goddaughter, so I know it has a good home!

paula, the quilter said...

I have a pattern like Ann's only mine had Red on one end and granny on the other. You flipped granny's bed cap over her face and you had the wolf in granny's clothes. I also have an awake/asleep doll pattern. Thanks, now I have to go dig them out.

Libby said...

It's just wonderful that you are keeping the tradition alive by making up those patterns for the little one . . . . a new generation to love those special pieces *s*

Stina said...

Love your mindless sewing...great...and the little tree it is just so "not prefect" :o) it!!

Jackie said...

For someone who isn't feeling 100% you sure got a lot done! I love the bitty tree!