Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas from the heart.

I am only getting a fraction of the sewing projects I had "planned" on doing. I didn't think I was going to get anything done at all but with crunch time I am squeezing in some sewing for some loved ones. I had the Black Apple doll pattern saved for a while and completed it over the weekend for my angel of a niece Isabella :-) I think it turned out so cute. My husband kinda raised his eyebrows at her, lol. He doesn't appreciate homemade like I do! I embroidered the eyes and mouth instead of using paint as suggested in the pattern. I was going to make her a little quilt but happend to have a little table topper that I barely used that "matched" her. Now I need to make a little pillow(pattern from crazymomquilts) and she will be ready for packaging. I hope Isabella loves her as much as I do!!
Next gift is for my sister Shannon who loves make-up. So I made this for her to hold some of her make-up and pretty stuff in. It's made from hunny bun strips. I found the reds the prettiest and best suited for my sister. I hope she likes it! I will be adding a gift card to one of her favorite stores she loves to buy make-up from :-)




11 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hello Jill, I also have been busy. You have some nice patterns I would love to try. Pop over to my neck of the woods and see some of the journals I did for grands. My pattern was from Heather but I don't remember the site. It was on the next post down from today. Merry Christmas to you and all yours.
qMM

What Comes Next? said...

Your little doll is really cute -your neice will love her! and your sister's makeup bag is wonderful - those reds are so pretty. I'm also not accomplishing quite everything I thought I would, but hey, its not Christmas morning yet!

Myra said...

Lovely little dolly and blankie... 8-)
Love the fabrics on the make-up bag!

joan said...

I know what you mean about about not not having time to do everything you had planned but by the looks of things you are doing very well. Your projects are just adorable.
Merry Christmas..

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Jill , what lovely things the doll and bag are gorgeous ! Lucky people receiving those .

onlymehere said...

Good job. Making dolls takes a ton longer than people thing! I know bz I've done several this season. I think you did a nice job on everything. Cindy

Vals Quilting said...

Both of these are the sweetest gifts. I always seem to spoil my nieces and nephews this time of year and the gifts I make are generally the hit of the gifts *smile*. You have for sure out-done your other family gifts for this little niece of yours as this little doll is adorable.
Merry Christmas
Valerie
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Quilter Going Bananas said...

Merry Christmas to you Jill and your family. The doll for your niece is too cute for words! Lucky little girl :^) Using the pouch for makeup is a great idea, I'm sure your sis will love it!

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Dresden Quilter said...

The doll is so sweet and the bag is so beautiful. Handmade is always the best.

Frugal Home Design said...

All of your sewing projects are awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog.