Saturday, February 16, 2008

Vintage Needle Case

Hi: I found this wonderful little girl needle case at an antique shop down in Temecula, California when my doll club was having our Doll retreat there. Some of my fellow doll makers asked me to scan it so they could make one...I thought you all might like it too!

It is posted in the free pattern section on my site:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Making Valentines

I am no expert but I do love my new Baby Lock Embellisher!!

Here is how I made these...
For some of them I used yarn. I carefully laid out my shape and needle felted the yarn into the felt square by slowly following the yarn to mke a heart shape.

Once the outline of the heart was finished I filled it in with more yarn. I them "sandwiched" a piece of batting between two felt squares and blanket stitched the edges in a colored thread to match the heart!

I also cut out heart or butterfly shapes from fabric. You can use preprinted fabric that has hearts or butterflies on it or just cut the hearts out of any fabric like making construction paper hearts when we were kids! I slowley punched the heart onto the felt backing. I tacked it in a few places first so it would keep its shape.

Have fun!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Doll Retreat

Every year my doll club goes to Temecula for 3 days of doll making and good times! This year Leslie Molen was our teacher.

My doll is the blue one.