Today I'm going to show you something completely different than the 'norm' here, just to prove that I actually do other things than just crazy quilt all the time. Yes, I know - who knew?
I was recently gifted (thank you!!) with some wonderful books written by Tone Finnanger containing patterns for making Tilda dolls. After mulling over what I might create, this doll appeared in my life...
Her dress is made using a hankie for the overskirt and the underskirt is made from layers of lace. She also has a lacy slip and underwear (for after all, what self-respecting doll wouldn't want proper underwear?). She has red shoes (simply because I love red shoes...my name should have been 'Dorothy'!) and a crocheted hat.
If you aren't familiar with Tilda dolls, please google the name and you will find all sorts of wonderful examples all over the internet.
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This morning I changed gears completely and put together some fake flowers into a 'saddle' to adorn my parents gravestone. Every year I re-do this because the weather tends to fade the flowers. Thank goodness for dollar store flowers!
A florist I am not!!
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A mumbling (or two)....
- Renee of 'Living My Dream' posted the results of her 'Third Annual Piggy Bank Savings' challenge spearheaded by 'Val's Quilting Studio' and there will be another one issued for the next year. It's a great challenge and a fun way to save a little bit of money towards stash enhancement! Go HERE to see Renee's post and HERE to read more about the challenge.
- Further in the 'out of the norm' theme that's happening in this post, how about making yourself (or someone you love) some super decadent body butter from THIS recipe? Maybe make a note of this one because THAT day in December will sneak up on you faster than you think and this would make wonderful gifts!
- There's a great post HERE about what to do when you hit a creative slump.
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Today your quote is from Monica Johnson.... "Pray for someone else's child; your pastor; the military; the police officers; the firemen; the teachers; the government. There's no end to the ways that you can intervene on behalf of others through prayer"