Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I am doing it !

Finally after years of drawing faces, trying all kinds of techniques I am creating what I personally call "My Yesteryear Dolls"
I have always and for ever loved antiques of all kinds, I grew up with them ,surrounded with them, My parents on the side  did Antiques had a small store and did all the shows,

What fun as a kid, My sister and I were truly educated from the beds we slept in to the glasses of milk we were drinking from, Not just the history of the year where they came from , our Mom and Dad made sure we under stood what it was meant by saying heirloom for generations to love respect and enjoy.

The Love of what I call and always will "YesterYear" runs deep in my heart, I have always wanted so badly to create  like these wonderful so very talented doll makers that can  create like Izanna Walker, The Colombian Doll and more..

Izanna Walker I have a very special Izanna from a very special doll artist ! But for me I just can't do clay over cloth.
But I can create  dolls from Yesteyear! Baby Rag Dolls and Pioneer Type dolls so on,
Of course I will always and for ever create my Raggedy s Folk Art with a pinch of Prim and whimsical on the side !! They hold the child in me and lets me come out and play !
in progress hand painted face more yet to do :)
In progress also.Pencil face drawn.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

You are invited to sew along in 2017

You are invited to sew along in 2017

https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2017/08/nicu-smocks-charity/

The best way to get started is to join the Facebook group and chat with us!

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/688090661273265/

Free Pattern at Craftsy

https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/nicu-smock-for-micro-preemies-newborns/164312

Want to sew along with us? Here’s how it works:

This charity sew-along runs from August 16, 2017 to November 1, 2017. This gives you more than two months to sew up one or more NICU smocks and donate them to a great cause. No matter where you live, we’d like to invite you to join us in sewing for charity.
  1. Download the FREE NICU smock pattern on Craftsy! Print off the last six pages, and follow the directions for your chosen size.
  2. Please use quality quilting cottons for the outside and any coordinating flannel for the lining. You may pre-wash your fabrics or not — it’s up to you. Please secure with Velcro, not snaps.
  3. Join our Facebook group to share your creations! We are currently 700 members strong, and a supportive group of friends who are happy to answer your questions.
  4. We've assembled a team of people to collect the smocks, so you may mail them to any of the addresses listed in this Google document. In order to even out the donations, we've made suggestions on who to mail them to based on your last name. All smocks must be postmarked by November 1, 2017.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Having problems with Blogger...


I apologize for the post below, I have no idea why the font color has gone crazy, I can’t seem to fix it, I guess that is a  burp by blogger. I hope it doesn’t happen again.
Later on today I will up date to share my first block of my QAYG Bird Quilt !!

It is not the bird block above, That is just one of the pattern pictures,
The one I am doing is a bright pastel  green back ground and I have it quilted and have fused my cute bird on it and now am going to go to the sewing machine and do my out lining , HOPING the mail man comes quickly, I had to order a 10 1/2  X 10 1/2 square ruler to  trim and square up my block, whew this is all new to me, But I have to start some where right!! Loving it!!
Mail Man came with my  10 1/2  X 10 1/2 square ruler, SO I was able to finish my first block for my QAYG Bird Quilt, TaDa!!
You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Wanted to show you also the back side of the block, Only 29 more blocks to go, I am having a blast!

Here is a picture of the "Chirp Bird Pattern" that I am making

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Creating Full Force Loving It


Hi,For my very first doll, Since my injury, I am doing a challenge by Brenda Sanker


 Hi Ho Every one, I am finally back, From my vacation of my injury !
I must watch and be careful of my stuffing, I am so Thankful to my Lord Jesus to be back creating again my dolls !!, I still must go slow at stuffing, the Doctors says over doing may cause inflammation, and cause my hand to swell, I have not been dormant by any means, I am working on my first ever Quilt As You Go Quilt,. It is by Wendi Gratz of https://shop.shinyhappyworld.com
I am creating  Bird Lap Quilt Quilt as you go,Wendi's Bird Quilt.
It is funny after having our very first Grand Baby how my taste has changed just a bit, I love creating thinking about our Grand Daughter and all the Mystical bright colors !

But always and for ever my Heart is still and after 20 Years plus in the Primitive Folk Art Creation!
After my hand injury and I got the go head from my Doctor to stuff slowly :), I have joined I am doing a challenge by Brenda Sanker Challenge :

Sanker Studio DOLL CHALLENGE! I coppied and post from my email :
I have put together a photo and color scheme to inspire you to recreate my Daffodil & Carrot spring doll pattern into Halloween!  The challenge is to try to use the colors shown in this collage.  You can add a witch hat, broom...whatever you like, just keep within the basics of the pattern and use this color scheme and have fun!  Sorry no prizes will be awarded except the joy you feel in your heart when you're finished with your creation!  :D
Send me pictures on your progress and finished doll!  I'll share them on my Facebook page and my Blog  :)

If you don't already have my Daffodil & Carrot doll pattern you can purchase the EPattern in my Etsy Shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/495893774/epattern-daffodil-carrot-primitive-folk?ref=shop_home_active_19


I am not one for Rabbits, But DO LOVE FALL , So I bought the awesome pattern and joined the Fall Challenge, Ta Da~ Just my way of Loving both Worlds, Fall and a Bit of a Challenge to get butt my self into creating once agin , My First Love Primitive and Folk Art, By the way if any can help me understand Etsy new way of their pay as you buy program,Pretty Please email me, 
sympletymes1@yahoo.com
  I do not under stand or where to go to find answeres about the Credit cards and more that Etsy accepts, So I closed my shop on Etsy and am soooo missing it,. Been a member since 1996,!
Sure hope some one can lead me me in the right direction,I always do and did Papal.
As far as Face Books goes ,I do go and love and enjoy https://www.facebook.com/shinyhappyworld/
SO now I feel so Blessed and So Free to now be creating a Fall Challenge and Happy Smiling Very First  Lap Quilt Ever all at the same Time, I have so missed you all and Pray all is Awesome with you and all your Family, Always Love Sherrie

Friday, April 28, 2017

Did a stupid thing *ugh*

I don't usually say any thing about me if I am sick or what ever, But have to say   I really did a dumb thing,
 I use hemostats to stuff with,

 I have been so honored to have a couple of requests for Raggedys ,The dolls are 26 inches .I Love dolls that are large and have nice fat legs and arms, Also a nice size head ,
so I can sew their hair on. Well silly me instead of using my 8 inch Hemostats, I was in a hurry so I grabbed my 
24 inch hemostats, The hole slide all the way up and over my right thumb, in the cradle of my hand.
I also was going to surprise my husband by making two 5 foot dolls, They are sewn and ready to be stuffed, Again I would have used the 24 inch hemostat.  He wants them to sit on our front porch and dress them for the different holidays and so on.
 
Well I started stuffing the two 26 in raggedy s and noticed my right thumb hurting, as always I ignored it, 
I would not stop until they both were finished stuffing, 
 
Well I woke up in the morning to find I could not bend my right thumb and you talk about pain,
Then when I got to where I could move it ,
If  I bend it down I almost screamed
in pain then have to take my left hand to bend 
my thumb back up. 
So I stopped stuffing and just put the two 5 foot dolls to the side,
Thinking this will go away if I just do not stuff, 
 
After a month of this, I broke down went to the doctor,
 Long story short, He said I had severe inflammation in the joints , Called it Tendonitis, Now I have a mesh cast on my right arm down through to my hand. 
 Doctor said it takes time for it to heal and said he suggests I do not do any stuffing for a while, 
 
I can't just sit, I always have to be doing some thing creative,
My heart is broken right now as I look at my dolls just sitting,
 I was able to get my two order's finished and mailed off.

Then I thought well now what. This is the time of the year I start my Fall items, 
I have a tote full of stuffed doll bodies , So I am going to try to sew and get them dressed, 
But it is my right hand that is injured will have to see how face painting will go, What to do about the hair ?

I also thought about Quilting, I have a couple on line classes I paid for on "Craftsy" I like to applique,So the quilt classes that are for beginners like me, are just that blocks with applique.

It will feel  so good to be playing with my fabric and using my sewing machine once again.
I also have a counted cross stitch I am making for my sweet Husband, So I have a lot of  creativeness that I can do!!!
 
Just as long as I can do this with having to bend my thumb.

I laugh now when I look at my 5 foot dolls that need to be stuffed, Might be a while, But as long as I can create
 I am Thankful and Happy!
For the first time I actually must behave and not push and cause more damage, Funny thing this thing called
 "Getting Older"

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dick and Jane fabric

Be sure to click to enlarge
I was so blessed to have found  Dick and Jane fabric which is OOP
But good ole' Esty came through for me. I just received my fabric in the mail.I REALLY did not expect it to arrive so fast! About 5 days in time,It came all the way from Washington State , which from me is about as far apart as you can get.
Gosh I would like to frame some of it and am thinking seriously
of doing just that. I have a yard each of the fabric,  Even though the doll I have almost finished for the fabric might use it all, So will wait and see after I have dressed her,
 
 In all the dolls I have created for over 20 years I think I have only 4 that I kept for my self. One is a EFA doll and the other is a 11 inch Raggedy with a hand painted face.  One is a Colombian Style Doll and another one is a Early 30 inch Rag Doll along with her baby.
 They for some reason stole my heart.
This doll I am creating for this special fabric, I will keep for sure, She is so special to me already. Weird as it sounds.
I love this fabric because looking at  it brings such wonderful memories of my child hood, An era which was at peace and seemed a lot slower than it is today, But back then it also seem it took years for Christmas to come :)