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

3 comments:

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! ;)