Friday, November 30, 2007

Silly Girl and Raggedy Annie Santa's Helper

Santa's Helper
Blank Canvas Doll
Create this Blank Canvas Doll. Adapt her and embellish her to your hearts content. Paint, beads, fabric - the works! Enlarge or reduce her. Male or female. Separate the limbs or give her an armature. There are no rules for creating! But there are rules for winning PRIZES!
Silly Girl

This is the doll I created using Missy's Silly Girl Pattern

She is so sweet and such a softie!

Flickr group: Crafty Carnival Tutorials

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tutorial Paper Piecing

OK I'm trying to learn what is this "Paper Piecing"
I found this neat little video
Listen to the song also oh my I will be humming that tune all day!!:)
Here is another awesome Tutorial

Thursday, November 22, 2007

For All Softie Lovers!!!! 1st Annual SoftieThanksgiving Day Parade

1st Annual Softie Thanksgiving Day Parade
This parade will be broken into three different parts so everyone can get a really good look at all the work the Parade participants put into their entries. Today we'll be winding down Main Street, tomorrow we'll be heading up 5th Avenue and finally we'll take a trip down Santa Claus Lane. Voting will be set up by Sunday, November 25th and the Top 5 Entries receiving votes will be announced on Saturday December 1st. You may notice a number at the beginning of each entries description. Make note of it because you'll need it for the voting. I'll have the name of the parade piece on the poll but it helps to have the numbers beside them now so you can jot down your favorites as you view them. Anyway, sit back and enjoy the Parade!
Be sure to go by and check out qdpatooties 1st Annual Softie Thanksgiving Day Parade
Is realy fantastic
Hugs to all

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dolls You REALLY want to make

Dolls you wish with all your heart you could really make..Have you ever said to your self

"Aw man I wish I could make dolls like that." and your heart just beats up and right away you think of so many people you would create these dolls for and give as gifts and also sell as well.
And feelings of accomplishment towards your art work.

Watching your favorite artists creating one gorgeous doll after another.. You stop and think
How do I even get started..Yes having a library of books is step number one for sure..But it just doesn't answer questions you have of the dolls you see and really want to make...Then you think I will just email the artist and ask her how she created that pattern , or How she created that face..How did she attatch the hair?

But you stop and then wonder if this would be the correct thing to do?

After all the artist's have perfected their own style and have worked so hard to have achieved that look , that style, all the extra they have put into their own creation.

Is it fair to even think about asking artist's??

Would it offend them? Would they think your trying steal from them??

This point here is a touchy one: Yes their are some who do copie others..I say what a shame..because their not showing their own talent that they do have..Their just showing the talent of the other they are copieing from..People can and do tell whos are creation is copied from some elses..I dont mean by using a pattern
or even using a pattern then saying its your own design..always give credit where it is do always.
I for one do not mind in the least when others ask me questions, I create simple Prim FolkArt dolls,People ask how I age, How I drew the eyes what did I use for the eyes,
But even if I was creating the style of dolls I really want to make , I still would be happy to share and help.

Ok now we see a doll we suck in our breath and I say Oh Lord I want to make dolls like this one" then it ends there..why because I see this doll and see how the head has a chin but yet it is not a round head there are no seams in the face , she has a neck and wonderful shoulder.

Is it a 3-D head ? to me, it is 2 D okay how did they achieve that head..How did they learn to make it?? these are some of my questions.. also looking at the doll

well let me stop there and place a picture of the doll I am think about ok:Nancy is one of my favorite artist's, This one of the style of dolls I REALLY want to make:
*Attic Babys* By Nancey Gerber
this picture is of Nancy's doll she calls Doll Doodling! Its on her blog . it is Friday, September 28, 2007 Post

alrighty now this is what I mean when I say "Dolls I REALLY want to make" see she has a wonderful chin and a wonderful neck..with depth across from her cheek to cheek to me she is just perfection, and Doesn't she look like a real little firl of long ago!
This is what I am talking about when I say sooo much about what to do and How and where to begin..wanting to know how they achieved this ..wanting to learn..I think now after writting this article of sorts..I as for me step number one to begin in creating

**Dolls You REALLY want to make** would be , stay totally focused.. (talking about me ) doing nothing but that hearts desire. (Except for your own prior commitments)..But creating **Your doll you REALLY want to make*** your personal number 1..take the plundge be determined

don't think any thing but postitive, make this your very own challenge..But main thing to **Dolls You REALLY want to make** is to START!!!

Please stop in Nancy's blog

Nan's ebay :

she has gorgeous dolls and slide shows, just a super nice gal to..

Hugs to All Sherrie

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


What a wonderful find!! A quilting shop about 5 miles from where we live..My daughter took me here a couple weeks ago, Of course even though I have been several time since I have yet to see the entire shop! Already have asked Santa for a bit early Christmas present..Soon they will starting a new beginners learn to quilt class! I want to take it for sure. and I have been a good girl this year..Though Santa says Good is Good, But ... Bad is better...:)

All classes are held at the store intheir 3,500sq ft Classroom. Hope I don't get lost :)
I really love their fabrics, They have my favorite section of Repro Civil War era.. Gosh Golly can you imagine owning your very own quilting shop..Just think of all the awesome dolls one could create whoa! Their prices are not to bad. Because it is such awesome qualityFor some of my creations this is a real treat to just run up to the store and pick out and buy.Sure beats eBay!! Waiting for it to arrive in the mail box.

luscious embellishments oh my!! I quess I will have to go back to work to support my habit
Any ways here is a bit of info about the shop for any one who is interested:
I hope you enjoyed seeing my new find wowzers
Hugs Sherrie

Rainbows End is the largest quilt shop in the State of Florida. We have an ever growing collection of fabrics, books, supplies, and classes since we opened in a 1982. .Following is a brief description of what you'll find in our store. We invite you to browse our pages and if you see something of interest feel free to call we are always happy to take phone orders. Or E-mail us when your looking for that right Book, Fabric, Pattern, Stencils, Notion, Quilting Software, or what ever it is. Look no further We have over 16,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabric, including an extensive line of flannels, Liberty of London, Momen House, Japanese fabric, Australian and British fabrics, more than 700 books, and we also have numerous patterns including a large number of paper piecing books and patterns. We carry EQ4, Block Base, Quilt Pro, Foundation Factory by Quilt Pro, and Sew Precise computer software. Ours is the best selection of notions, trims and stencils available. We have a complete line of Silk Ribbon embroidery including books, kits, and supplies and ribbon in all sizes and colors including hand dyed. Also, wire ribbon books, ribbon, patterns, supplies, and kits. We are an authorized Elna dealer and service center. We sell and service Pfaff + Elna Sewing machines, Presses, Sergers, and Computer Software for Elna computerized sewing machines. Our classes are taught by local, national, and international teachers. So, come in or call to take advantage of our complete quilt shop...

Monday, November 05, 2007

Kitty & Pumpkin Pin Doll

In a group I belong to called Pin Doll Alley ... (I LOVE this wonderful group)

Our Monthly swap theme for October was any thing for Halloween What Fun!!

My awesome partner was Karen Mallory she created for me a Kitty & Pumpkin Pin Doll
He is 5 1/2 inches. ,
I LOVE him!!! Have him sitting right here on my computer desk and just loving him.
Karen used this adorable card for her inspiration..
Even his back side is just perfection!!
I truly just love this little guy