Friday, January 28, 2005

a month of softies: vintage catwalk

Here's Rosie (or "Rose for short" named for her rosy cheeks by my daughter Mia).

About 10 inches tall, she's made from a felted brown wool sweater. Her striped legs and polka dot ears are from scraps left from the quilt that my mom made Mia. Her skirt is from some vintage kitty fabric that I found at a yard sale. I knit her up a fuzzy pink cardigan, and she's off for adventures with my kids!

This was my first constructed doll (with individual legs, arms, body and head) and I learned a lot! Her proportions are not totally what I intended, and I really struggled with her face as well. However, she is already well-loved and I had fun!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

lil' felted maryjanes

Just three inches long! I knit these in some Lamb's Pride Worsted that my mom gave me...felted up nice and fuzzy. It's my own super-simple pattern. They're off to North Carolina for our new little niece Claire.


So here it is, as promised, my craft-centric blog where I can share my creations and inspirations. I'll start with a preview of my entry for Loobylu's month of softies with the theme "vintage catwalk".

Here's the makings:

I should finish up this kitty tonight!

a wee bird told me...

that pictures of some of my birds are up at wee wonderfuls, here and here

This was my coming out in the craft-blog world and the site's creator was oh-so-sweet. I am now going to scramble to get a cat done for Loobylu's month of softies.