Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve

I know -- I've been absent for a while.  And I apologize for not letting my readers know that I would be absent.  Trouble is, I didn't know I was going to be absent.  I've been working so many hours, all I do at the end of the day is collapse.  And that's pretty boring.  Soooo.... actually, it's been a service.  Yeah, that's it!  A service!  I've done a service not posting about my boring life.
 So while I was working my tushie off, my darling daughter, along with her friend, made this lovely gingerbread house.  It's really sweet, isn't it?
Literally.  But I think it's pretty cool too.  I like the frosting curly-ques on the front.  And the marshmallow shingles are pretty wonderful.  But I think the hard candy awnings over the windows and the door take the cake.  Or make the cake.  Whatever....

have been in my studio -- I made this gown for her dollie to wear.  So just so you all know that I know how to dress up for the holidays, I'm posting this picture.

She's holding the tiny sparkly bag I made from plastic fabric

And wearing the tiny slippers also.

Happy New Year to all -- I'm wishing everyone a creative and prosperous new year.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Little Progress

...very little.
  I managed to stitch the strips together in pairs, then just a few together to see what they will look like.  I was going to do some sashing with more little squares, but I think it will be just fine without.
A lot of people asked what this fabric was -- it's "just hanging" by Alexander Henry.  It's new -- I got it at my LQS last month (they had already sold most of the bolt last week when I stopped in).  But I'm sure it must be available somewhere out there.

To see other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sparkly Fairy Slippers

I made these sparkly fairy slippers for my daughter's doll.  They will match the dress I'm going to make.
For the scoop on how I made them, click here to go to my post at