Thursday, March 6, 2008

Waldorf Inspired Soft Doll

This sweet Waldorf inspired soft doll features a carefully formed head stuffed with cleaned, carded wool. It's eyes are a dark green and it's mouth is smiling slightly. It's body is made out of a minky soft polyester material (hey, it's what I had on hand!) and lightly stuffed with wool. It's hat features a knot at the end, perfect for teething babies to chew on. Suitable for birth through toddlerhood.

This is not my first doll - my first one was made yesterday and is not suitable to show pictures of, so you have pictures of my second!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Arm Warmers

Today was a snow day at the preschool where I work. So I had about 5 extra hours today to do whatever I wanted! Well I used that time to my advantage. I finally got elastic in a couple pairs of felted longies for E. I had sewn these for her almost 2 months ago. Go figure it took me that long. I also got a little spinning and some work on a doll I'm doing for a MDC craft swap. But my pride and joy of accomplishments today was the making of 2 more pairs or armwarmers. It's amazing how useful these things are. I can make 2 or three of these from a felted sweater. I love using the wool fibers - they warm right up to the touch and, because of the nature of the garments I choose to felt, are wonderfully silky soft. I wear a pair just about every day - and must say I absolutely LOVE they way the work. I wear them with gloves, without gloves, under a sweater, with a light shirt and a coat, with a tank around the house... In the winter I am hard pressed to NOT find a use for them.

These are 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool - they are silky soft and just glide through my fingers.... but...

I love the colors of these 100% Lambswool ones! If I were keeping a pair for myself - I'd choose these. I'm hoping to post these on my etsy store and I hope that someone makes these a Valentine's Day present to them self!

And what is a crafting day without the picture of the babe that makes it all worthwhile? Here is my little E playing in the snow while I take pictures. And yes, that snowsuit was $0.99 at Goodwill. In perfect condition with tags still attached. Can I say that we have the best luck!

Friday, February 1, 2008


I should be asleep. I'll go asleep after I update this. But, holy cow, after a long day, I just took an hour and a half to sew up 8 pairs of baby leggings. What is wrong with me? I just need to take it easy. But my logic was - if I'm going to do a few, I might as well do a whole bunch! I am taking them to a birthday part for beautiful baby girl who is turning one! She's getting two pair. Here are some pictures

Here are all 8 pairs.

Here are the two I picked out for my gift.

And here is the gift, wrapped simply with bright paper for the baby to tear. I don't know if the baby will appreciate it, but I know how much I love them! To see me rave about leggings, go to my family blog. You can also see on the third picture, E in another (old) pair of mommy-made leggings.

Friday, January 11, 2008

They said the batting was seconds, so I'll put that out there first. I, who am used to working with wool, can't imagine what firsts feels like!

This is a super silky soft batting that I spin into yarn on my drop spindle. It is beautiful and wonderful to spin - even more beautiful to knit. I made E.'s Christmas doll out of it.

Here are some pics.
I'm in the middle of doing a swap and I realized I hadn't updated the blog with any new stuff!

So, here's E.'s Christmas present -Sarah. Sarah is a beautiful muslin doll filled with clean wool batting. Her eyes are embroidered on and each strand of hair on her amazingly full head of hair is hand stitched with a tapestry needle into the muslin. Her dress is a hand designed and sewn creation of my own. Her head is about 5 inches long, bldy and legs together are about 13 inches long.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Here is Dee. This beautiful mama carries her daughter in a lovely powder blue mei tai. The love between the two is palpable. Both mother and daughter are created in a style that encourages thoughtful, personal interpretation; there are no features that decide emotions before hand.

This mother is one of my "Encompassing Love" mothers. A mothers' love is all encompassing - as is her ability to reach out to all around her. Her arms, her breadth reveal this feature of womanly empowerment.


Camera batteries died.

I have been busy since I last wrote. I finished a hat for DH (unfortunately, I made it a little long.... so there's a poof in the back..... It'll keep his ears warm!) and some leggings. The orange pairs are getting swapped but the grey ones are for E. I also made her a pair of black ones... but they are always on her and missing somewhere in the house.

Here's a pic of the leggings.