Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sewing and Felting : :

I finished this new owl doll in the beginning of the week. I think I may have been inspired by all of the blogs I follow that have been sharing beautiful pictures of the apple, magnolia, and dogwood blossoms. None of that is happening yet where I live, but soon - very soon.

I am totally loving the
Nicey Jane Fabric collection by Heather Bailey. I purchased a few fat quarter bundles from The Fabric Shoppe, one of my favorite etsy shops that I visit, too frequently. I used a little for this pillow and decided to use a little more on this owl, a little swing toss and a little lindy leaf, in pink! I am really enjoying incorporating sewing into the process of making my dolls and I love the added color that come with using all of these beautiful fabrics.
They look just a little more finished to me, a little bit softer, and even more playful ~ my children's favorite thing to do is to have them soar around the house with their wings spread out from hand to hand. I haven't been able to capture that yet on camera, so a video may be in order. It's so very sweet for me to watch.
Today I caught Haila playing peek-a-boo with the owl doll I finished this morning, it was too much. I can't explain it, but there is something so heartwarming about watching my (or any) child play with something I've created. It touches me beyond explanation and is a big part of what keeps me creating more.

4 comments:

  1. Your owl is so sweet...
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  2. Wow, this is so beautiful. I love the colors you've picked, and the pattern is amazing. I am in the first sewing project I've ever attempted (just a simple skirt) and looking at this is fascinating to me!

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  3. Thank you ladies! I love the colors, very girlie and fun. A friend of mine called her "sassy" and I have to agree.

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