Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Elepant Finished TaDa! Updated

I will finished another UNFO= Unfinished Objects
This is for my new Grand Daughter McKenna, She is 4 months old already.
I can't really say I am happy with how it turned out, She is only 9" inches from the bottom of her feet to the tip of his hat and only 6 3/4" My husband thinks she is to small, I am happy with myself though, I think she is made  very well, That means a lot to myself :)
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I am making this one which I have already started and my best critic my husband really loves this one..
Miss Ellie pattern by Brenda Jett Sanker

SADLY Brenda has decided not to sell her e-patterns any more, I am soooo sorry about this ,
Miss Ellie is the only e-pattern I have by Brenda, I am so very Thankful to have at least this one, and Hope she will reconsider  creating her e-patterns once again

I have a good start on Miss Ellie as I had to set her aside to create Fall items, Her head is round and stuffed , all her body, arms and legs are sewn and ready to be stuffed , I believe Miss Ellie will be at least 24 inches...So here goes


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Ya'll !!

Even though the temperatures say 99 here in Florida, The calendar says today is the first day of "Fall" My favorite season ! I am still working on my two Pilgrims
Had to stop , I thought for sure in my stash I had grey fabric, But will have to go to Joann's this week end, yay! The dolls above are the Pilgrims, Little Boy Doll, and a EFA doll.

Also today I am going to finish this sweet Elephant for our new grand daughter, Pattern is by
FruitfullHands https://www.etsy.com/listing/466663403/cloth-doll-e-pattern-a-cute-little-baby?ref=shop_home_active_6
  He is only 9 inches, But will be adorable!
The Elephants clothes shown are inside out, but they are bright blue and white Polk a dots,I wanted to her in pink, but the baby's Mom doesn't want pink, So I found this adorable blue and white fabric!! 

One more thing , I love sitting on the porch when cool enough, Or sitting with my sweet hubby watching TV or Movie, But LOVE doing hand work, So thought I would give Needle Punch a try. I am brand new to this  so I bought two different brands of needles 
 Since I have no idea what I am doing, I bought these two needles,
I also bought a kit, Because again not knowing what I am doing, I thought a kit was the best way for me to go, Because it has the thread and stamped on cloth pattern.
I think This will be a fun thing to do as sitting with hubby or even in the car as we travel .It is always exciting to try some thing new ! 
Hope all have a great day!!! HAPPY FALL!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Looking at Edith Flack Ackley Dolls

 If you’re  interested in vintage rendition of YesterYear, In the 30s and early  40s, type of cloth dolls, dolls, I LOVE  Edith Flack Ackley.  She wrote several awesome books, which I am so Thankful and Happy to own them all, I love just even holding them to think I am holding  a book from the early 1930's when history was in a depression, Yet this doll maker gave hope to Mothers for their own children, Christmas or any celebration!
 Edith Flack Ackley created lots of patterns .
I just did a search on Pinterest;   for “Edith Flack Ackley” and you will find a lot of inspiration!! 
It helps me to  "Visualize" the different hair styles, I want to stay as authentic as possible,
This doll below I made for my daughter , Her name is Bell, I dressed her in the Civil War period. The doll I created in these pictures I used Edith Flack Ackley pattern from her book “Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit”
 I found a free pattern: to make "Little Girl Doll" By Edith Flack Ackley  here:

Monday, September 05, 2016

What is in the works now

I am happy to say "I am on a roll" and feels soooo good, I belong to a online group called Vintage Cloth Dolls, They had in August a challenge called "UFDS" Well I joined in, UNFD =Unfinished dolls, I have a large tote with several UFDS and , I  challenged my self to finish not just one but two.
and I did it !
So now I am challenging my self to finish my Pilgrims I cut out  over five years ago, I love Thanksgiving. and it seems Thanksgiving has gotten a bad rap, Just kind of brushed under the rug so to speak , The stores go from Halloween right in to Christmas, Not giving "Thanksgiving much thought. So My challenge to my self  is to finish these Pilgrims  for Thanksgiving Decor! The pattern is by Sweet Meadows Farm.This is the cover of the pattern

Now as you can see starting to stuff their body's and arms, legs, So I begin , They will be a pair !
Man and a Woman Pilgrim ! I plan to keep blogging their creating journey !

Saturday, September 03, 2016


I would like to introduce you to "Happy" He is my rendition of a pattern by Frowning Francis.

He is completely  hand made by me, SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren,

Happy is 13 inches painted Fabric Body, Hand painted eyes . Blushed cheeks .Holds the cutest Pumpkin in his hand. 
Happy is  mummified using stiffened Cheese Cloth, I have sewn a ribbon on his back so you can hang him if you would like to.
He is sealed and will last for many years to come.
I will be placing"Happy" on SympleTymes Etsy , Later this evening, Thank You for looking and coming by!!