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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black and White and Read All Over--Latest Suitcase

Only begun. Will probably add some red. Hearts? Lips? Stop signs? What?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Suggestions welcome! Won't promise to adopt yours, I add.

Suitcase Class at the Gallery, Jan 29, 2011

Mary and Tess working.

Carol B. working.

Half of the room busy.

Mary Lou masking.

Me, Barb,  getting started.

My suitcase.

Poor unembellished cases.

Donna and her geranium case.

 Karla preparing her case.

Kay working on Avis' FW case. Avis had to work.

Tess displays her finished case.

This picture shows about 2/3 of the room.

We had nine students, I think, and we all had a really good time.  I don't think any of us finished our cases, but most have a very good start and some were very close to being done.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, Jan 10, 2011, Clean Table, Also a New Doll

Just to let you know that I am continuing to keep the kitchen table clear for dining, etc. and not as a long-term storage place for epehmera that I don't want to deal with.

This is a very simple "pancake" doll, consisting ony two pieces, a front and a back. Her face is painted on with paint pens. and her hair is appliqued on.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Penguin or Owl?

Let me know what you think: is this a penguin or an owl? Help me decide. Leave a comment with your vote: most votes decides for me. He is made from one of LaMont's orphaned socks. His hat is part of a wool thrift store sweater I'm unraveling. Penguin or owl, I think he's cute.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pillow Case Dress for Little Dresses for Africa

   Started a little dress from a pillowcase today. Worked on it when I was away from home, so I basted a binding strip from the armhole cut-out fabric from two pillowcases. It's all ready to sew down with a sewing machine now, and one pass will sew both edges of the binding. Then I will fix a front and back casing and put 6" of elastic in each. The only suggestion I have from their directions is that you do the casing AFTER the binding of the armholes, instead of before. I will have Eagle Eyes for pretty pillowcases now. There are lots of them on sale this month.
      Disclaimer: the picture of the five little dresses above is from the Little Dresses website; I didn't make them, but aren't they pretty? I've been invited to show a Girl Scout troop how to make them.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Little Dresses for Africa and my Clean Table

This group makes cotton dresses for little African girls and shorts for little boys. The site shows a dress you can make from a pillowcase or you can make a dress from fabric from your stash and a simple pattern you have. I just saw this on Nightly News' "Making a Difference" segment a few weeks ago.

                    And here is my table today: one week and counting!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jaeger the Imposter

Anyone can see he's NOT from England! More like Venus or even farther out.

Not sure if he is done yet, or not. Probably he is.