Wednesday, October 29, 2008

57 Days and Counting!

It is getting closer! Time to really get to organizing the crafts that I am making! And I am so pleased with my newly organized craft room!!!! Ok... so down to business. The biggest project this year is the dolls! The one I am making is the one on the bottom right. This pattern is from a 1980(something) McCall's Crafts and Needlework magazine. When I originally got this magazine, I made my daughters each one and it turned out so cute. In the interim, I lost the magazine and was able to connect to the original pattern with the help of a fellow crafter on the Voy Craft Forum. I was going to do this last year and didn't get it planned out too well! lol. Recently I took the magazine to Kinkos and had the pattern enlarged to scale. It was so inexpensive to have done that I had 4 copies made! (years ago, I borrowed a whatchamacallit from the library and enlarged the pattern myself!) I would like to preserve one copy with lamination so that I don't lose this again. Tonight, after work, I am going to go out to my Craft (no longer the crap) room and start setting up my area to get started. I have the materials all organized in 2 storage containers. I am going to make 9 for sure. I am not going to make the newest baby one yet. I am contemplating making 2 more for "step" granddaughters... the more I think the more I am leaning towards this. So, have to get an area set up and begin my process. Considering how this goes, I am entertaining the idea of after Christmas, making up some more and selling them on Etsy. I have never sold anything there before. I am very excited for this project. This doll is so cute and I believe that is a timeless pattern - as cute today as it was over 25 years ago! I will be posting pictures of the finished projects here when I am done.

Another project that I am going to be working on is making mitten silverware holders. A good friend of mine pointed out some to me on a Kitchenwares website. We thought they were very cute and could be somewhat duplicated in felt, so I purchased some felt last night and designed a "pattern" for the mitten and am going to try making up a few for gifts. I will be posting my pics when I finish a few. These are going to be a simple project. Just cut, clue and blanket stitch is the plan. :)

I love the directives of 100 Days to Christmas. I hope that you will go and visit and see her thoughts on getting prepared and ready for Christmas and see what others who are following her posts are doing! :)


krisijo said...

I loved these dolls! I remember mine, when i was younger:)

Diane said...

Oh they are so cute. I sure want to see pics when you are done.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Love the little dolls. Some artists are setting up another selling blog to show their wares in addition to etsy. Can't wait to see your creations!


Amber said...

Those are so cute! I have never seen them before. I cannot wait to see whay yours look like! I know the GK will love them!

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Those are adorable! Sounds like you have a busy couple months ahead of you!

Marcia said...

They are SOOOO cute!

You are so talented :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, it certainly is a timeless pattern. I think it is special that you are thinking of your step grandchildren too. Can I be a Step something?

You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your ideas too. Like the one about enlarging the pattern at Kinkos. I know I can use that tip.