Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quaker Sampler Finish

This Quaker Sampler was the project from my class at the EGA National Seminar in San Antonio, Texas.  The class was called "Stitching Friends" and was taught by Nan Euler.  It was interesting learning about Quaker schools and their samplers.  The most fun part was designing our own sampler!  We were given a grid and quite a few motifs to cut out and tape onto our grid to make our sampler.  Everyone's samplers were so different.  Our grid and motifs were black and white, but we were given a large amount of Gloriana silk threads in wonderful colors.  Stitching with the silk threads on the Glenshee linen was a joy!

Here's my finished sampler.  I wanted to take advantage of many of the beautiful colors of silk.  It was so much fun, I think I'll design another one and maybe stitch it all in red! 

Happy stitching!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Chocolate Harts

Just finished!  Chocolate Harts by Plum Street Samplers mounted in a Lone Elm Lane shaker box.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Few Finishes

I haven't posted finishes for a while, mainly because I haven't had many finishes :)  This was my first finish of 2015 (only because I didn't quite get it done in 2014).  It's "Mildred''s Garden House" by Blackbird Designs.  Although I have to call it Daisy's Garden House since I personalized it with my great-grandmother's name and date she was married.

This one is a sampler from Chessie and Me designed especially for a workshop for the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild. 

This one I started last summer since it was small enough to take on a motorcycle trip back east.  It's "Bloomin' Alphabet" from La-D-Da.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Free American Girl Doll Clothes

Okay. so I'm obsessed with doll clothes for the moment!  I found another great free pattern.  This one is a dress.  I dug out some fabric scraps and put a couple together.  The first is patriotic:

The second is a bit sweeter with little flowers and red buttons.

This free pattern is called the Everyday Playdress and is available from Love Notions.  Find it here.

I also made a peplum skirt with a free tutorial from Sew Adollable here.  I had just enough of this cherry fabric.

I used the Trendy T-shirt pattern from Liberty Jane to make the top using an adult t-shirt.  I just dipped the neckline down a bit to make it look dressier.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all these doll clothes, but I'm using up fabric scraps, playing with my new sewing machine, and having a blast making them.

Happy stitching!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Free Halter Top Pattern for AG Dolls

I found the most wonderful pattern (through Pinterest, of course).  It's a halter style peplum top that fits the American Girl dolls to a tee!  I made 2 of them already but plan to make more.

These tops are so fun to make and would make a great dress, too.  The free pattern from Wren Feathers is available here.

The white jeans and denim skirt are patterns from Liberty Jane.

So let's keep these dolls in stylish clothes.  Even my husband agrees we can't have any naked dolls lying around the house!

Happy stitching!