Thursday, February 19, 2009

Toys Toys Toys

As I mentioned in my last post I've been intriqued by the Toy Society blog so off I went to start making some toys that will (when the weather is nicer) find a sunny place where someone will find them and love them. The little darling above was my first attempt, and her name is Marigold. I fell instantly in love with the little dear and set about to make another one for the store. I'll introduce her in a bit.

I should interject here to say that the whole sewing spurt was brought on by my two new mechanical toys shown here...

I've been in need sometime now of a new machine, and at Christmas I was given a very generous gift card which allowed me to shop for a new machine. I bought the first Brother machine because I was desperate for a machine of my own that didn't have a slipped belt, or only do straight and zig-zag. Well and then the second one I found was buried in the stores website under "closeouts". That was actually it's item description "Closeout Sewing Machine". I used the remainder of the gift card, and a little money of my own, and bought it right away. It has 60 AWESOME stitches, a detachable quilt bed, and can even do freestyle stitching. Who knew all it would take to send me over the moon was a machine that could do a few extra stitches? Anyway, so there you have it! Off I went!

So basically after that it was off to the races, although who I'm racing I don't know (except maybe time, which there is never enough of as far as I'm concerned). I then finished up a little dinosaur I started 100+ years ago. How cute is he!

Then is was on to a happy little stuffy names petunia. Who can resist that bright happy smile?

And last, but certainly not least, MEET AGNES, I didn't name her, my mom did. She comes complete with stripped leggings, black pantaloons, red hair ribbons, and pom pom decorations, all centered around a black and white checker board & heart dress! I will be putting her for sale on Etsy.

But for those of you who know me, you know I am far from done... almost my entire world revolves around being crafty, and I will steal any moment to whip out a chrochet needle or work on a quilt, whatever, so I'm showing off some of the other projects that have been in the works, and will be completed soon....
Crochet Hat and Scarf combo

Unfinished Quilt


Sus said...

Your toys are so much fun! They look great! Thanks for sharing with me!

Gail :) said...

Cute dolls! I seem to be on a doll kick right now too. I joined the toy society and am waiting for the warmer weather. I have so many ideas, but no time sigh! Congrats on the new machines!

donna aka CancerGirl said...

I'm jealous - not only do you have a new machine BUT you actually completed things. Wow. I mean really WOW! ;)