Friday, August 10, 2007

Olive Doll

I have been looking around for a pattern of a soft doll to make for my daughter for Christmas. I saw one on Melissa Goodsell's blog and thought it would be perfect. So I bought the pattern from
Wee Wonderful's and down loaded the PDF file and got started today. This one is my trial doll and already I can see a few things that I did wrong. But overall it turned out pretty darn good for someone who has not really sewed in many years. I had a hard time with the bow, the instructions were not clear and I finally gave up and made my own way. She is supposed to have a collar and it was so small that I could not get it turned inside out once I sewed it up. So I gave up on the collar. Maybe I should give her a necklace instead. My daughter caught me making it and she was very interested in it. So I think she will like the one that she will end up getting for Christmas.

Bella Birthday Card

This card was made using a challenge #21 from Captain Crafter. I usually don't do challenges because to be honest; I really don't know what I am supposed to do after I make the card (submit it to the person who issued the challenge?). I followed the basic format and added a few elements such as the flower and the photo corner. The photo corner was cut from my Cricut using Jasmine. The paper is Bazzil and the stamp is a Bella. The ribbon is white organza from SU that I colored with pink ink. I stamped Happy Birthday on the inside because this card is going to a special friend for her birthday. Hopefully she won't see it here first! Oh, and I sewed on it too! Overall, I am pretty happy with this card.