Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year ~ A Pillow and a Doll

I'm hoping your new year is off to a great start. We are getting back into our routine. I finished the hexie pillow I was working on. I love it! I'll be making another one soon.

I enjoyed hand quilting this. I added little details as I quilted like the x's.

I used those quite a bit for this pillow.

So much fun!

I made a doll for my littlest. I've made quite a few of these over the years now. My nieces each have one, my girls have one and I've made one for one of my girlfriend's daughter. They look like a pair of dolls I had when I was a kid. My dolls had zippers and buttons and strings to tie. But had the same face and hair. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I have no idea if someone made them for me or if the were manufactured?! I wonder what ever happened to those..hmm.
This little doll is missing her bows already! I need to stitch them into the hair. I made my toddler one a couple of Christmas's ago and she LOVES it. She takes it everywhere. She's been washed many times and she is in very well loved shape. The dolls are large. Like the size of a 2-3 year old.

I got this beautiful stack of fabric from Simply Sweet Fabric. I used some of it for the doll's dress and apron.

Of course, I had to give the little apron some crocheted trim!

I painted a ton of peg dolls for one of my girls' Christmas present. (Will share pictures soon) I could only paint at night when I knew she was sleeping. I stayed up several nights until 2 or 3 in the morning. Then this freaky cold/flu virus hit our house and I was done. I had plans of making so much more for Christmas presents but I couldn't. My eardrum ruptured (again) and it just seemed to take so long for me to kick this thing. The kids got over it quickly though and that was all I was really concerned about.

I hope you are all doing well and staying warm (or cool, depending where you are)!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

23 comments:

tejehannah said...

Hi! Your doll and the pillow are both so adorable! Your pillow design is beautiful and I like your Fabrics choises! Most cute doll with lovely apron - crochet is perfect detail! Can't wait to see what beautiful you'll make with those nw Fabrics! x Teje

Diane said...

Love your pillow and your doll is just adorable! Is the doll you mentioned the Dressy Bessy doll from Playskool?

Christine S said...

So cute!

vintage grey said...

Happy New Year Erin! Darling pillow and your hand quilting is gorgeous! Such sweet details! And, the doll is so cute!! I am sure they will be loved very much! Happy crafty and sweet week to you! xo Heather

Becca said...

I'm glad you are feeling better.

These dolls are precious. I love all the details and of course, the bright aqua and red pops.

My 2 biggest girls came home with my old Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls over the holiday. They are nearly as old as I am and are falling apart. The girls, to my surprise, just love them! The dolls are also large, maybe a 3 or 4 year old.

I hadn't considered remaking them, but after seeing your dolly I might try someday.

Cute pillow too. I love all the details. Lovely!

Sara said...

having your eardrum pop sounds very painful sorry. Tis the season for the flu:( Glad ya'll are better.

The pillow is so darling and I am in love with the doll! Do you have a pattern for her by chance?

AuntieCrafty said...

Yes, the doll you are talking about was definitely Dressy Bessy by Playskool. The boy doll was called Dapper Dan. Memories....

Andee said...

The dolly is so cute@!

Judith, Belfast said...

Beautiful Cushion E, love the hand quilting details. We've been plagued with snotty colds over new Year. Hope you feel better soon, Jxo

Deborah said...

What an adorable pillow. I love the ruffle and special stitching. Cute doll!!

Gina said...

Sweet projects Erin!! Glad you are feeling better; it's no fun when mom is sick!

Shelley said...

Beautiful pillow and super cute doll!!
Eardrum rupture I'm so sorry.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rachael said...

I just found your blog from pinterest farmers daughter picture. I love your blog and i love your faith! Cannot wait to explore more!

Jacque. said...

ohgosh, Erin! The pillow is lovely...especially with the added touches of the ruffle and your little x stitches in your quilting. And, the doll is adorable!! That stack of fabric is so you. You're still rockin' it! Hope you all continue to feel better.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Really like the crochet detail on the doll's apron. enJOYing your blog

Jess and Steve said...

Adorable! My little got her first doll for Christmas and it's very similar to the one that you made. I think it's from Pier 1, but has me thinking she needs a pal. Fun project...glad you're feeling better!

Heidi Staples said...

Erin, these projects are both so incredibly sweet. I LOVE them!!!

Christi said...

I love all the crochet edges you are placing on things. Could you direct me to either your instructions or a site where I could find how to do this. I just love the look!

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Sewn With Grace said...

I've been out of town and unable to see blogs so this is such a treat to see bigger pictures of these wonderful projects. LOVE the little x's you stitched onto the pillow. Its those little touches that really take a project to the next level. You are so very talented!

KaHolly said...

The pillow is very pretty. I'll just bet your little one loves her new dolly! It's adorable.

Mokki stevenson said...

Your cushion is lovely, I love the hand quilting

Carla said...

Hi Erin. All your makes are so cute. Congrats on the SMS feature ; )

Sarah said...

Love the quilting in your cushion Erin. The doll is so cute too. I just bought some of the fabrics myself. I don't know if there's a specific name for the doll. I had a similar one when I was little in the 70s. We just called it a rag doll. Managed to stay cool during our Australia. Heat wave last week thankfully. I've just joined Instagram this year and I'm following you. You're welcome to follow me back at sarahkrothe to see what I'm working on 😊

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