2/17/2008

Fiona McRibbitt


So I had a green frog,
and this beautiful damask linen
with shamrocks all over it.....

I needed a dress, and shamrocks go with green,
and I love making Prim and Pristine dolls....
and St. Patty's day is around the corner,
and I just had to make this frog Irish.

So if you add "Mc" to anything it "sounds" Irish.
I looked up Irish names, and there was Fiona....
and frogs sing "ribbitt", don't they?

There you have it!
Fiona McRibbitt
in her beautiful shamrock dress,
and don't forget to check out
those Pearls!

Sneaky Pete ~ Rabbit with attitude!


This is my bunny with attitude.
He just turned out looking like this.
So I thought He looked like a Sneaky Pete!


I used a pattern from Gloria Lowell.
I didn't like his ears stuffed with polyfill.
So I cut out some canvas and stuffed his ears.
I loved it!

Well I had some stitches that were
obvious, so I thought I would hide
them with a little wool roving!
Cute!

The pattern also had a body with arms,
and it was stuffed in a rusty spring.
That didn't work for me.

So the head just layed around,
for a couple days anyway.
I kept picking the head up,
and thought should I make wings?
What would it look like if I stuck
a textile bobbin inside?
Maybe I could attach a wire,
and make it an ornie.....
Nothing clicked.

So I went to the Log Cabin Antiques
shop yesterday, and bought two
potato mashers.
All of a sudden, it clicked!!!
I could attach the head to the
potato masher. Voila!

My eyes strayed to a piece of fabric
that I sewed to be a body or something
and it was just abandoned.

NOTHING goes to waste.
I just modified it to be a band behind
the bunnies head.

And the wool roving?
I also used some for his nose and
mouth details. I love this stuff!


Stay tuned for more bunnies with 'tude!

2/10/2008

Seymore - Primitive Bunny Makedo


I'm winding down the weekend,
but first I wanted to show off Seymore.

Since my crafting time is limited to weekends,
I need to focus on smaller items.

This little guy was pretty quick to whip up.


I absolutely love the double layer ruffle effect,
and have been doing that alot lately.


The pattern is from one of my
favorite pattern designers'
Pam Gracia of Soft in the head.

Except I opted for ruffles over the suit.

I also shrunk the pattern to experiment
with a smaller body.

I just love minitures anyway.

Well, I don't know where the time goes.
It turned out to be a productive weekend.

I sold 4 of my prim frogs today to the same person.
Thank you! Thank you!

I got 2 projects finished, and have a few
ready to stuff and finish for next weekend maybe.

It was a snowy weekend
(my favorite weather to craft).
I baked a Beef Brisket for 4 hours
in a homemade BBQ sauce,
with a Mexican Corn Spoon bread recipe.
Yup, it was really good.

I still have about 5 tax returns to prepare,
and about 3 loads of laundry to fold.

I did set up an account with Etsy today.
You know me;
have to see what the fuss is all about.

I also ordered a new template to
kind of spruce things up around here.
Same thing goes for the website too!
Stay tuned, I know it's going to be awesome.

Well, this about wraps it up for this week.

By the way, I am doing a fabric swap
with WSOAPP members for our March Launch.
We are supposed to purchase
2 yards of fabric; keep one yard,
and mail one yard to our secret partner.

We are then to make 2 projects.
One from the yard kept,
and one from the yard received.
It should be fun to check out the
launch items to see who made what!
I'll be keeping you posted.

Have a great week!

2/09/2008

Boo Boo Bear


Here's my newest creation
using a pattern by Jenn Steffa.

I will probably regret not keeping him.
He is so adorable, I guess I will have to make more.


This pint-sized bear is named Boo Boo
after Yogi Bear's side kick
from the Jellystone National Park.

He sits 8" tall, and is made of muslin.
He has been Needle-Felted from head to foot
in a Deep Brown Corriedale wool
with a contrast paws, belly and head
in white baby Llama wool.


His arms and legs are jointed
and he can be easily posed in different positions.
A kraft hang tag is pinned to his back
with his name on one side
signed and dated by Gollywobbles on the reverse.

He has beautiful brown button eyes and
a Burgandy and Tan striped ruffle
scented in a cinnamon/coffee/vanilla bath
is gathered around his neck.
A medium rusty bell is stitched to the front,
and button secures the back.

Boo Boo has to be my favorite creation so far this year!