Saturday, July 23, 2011

The guys are done!

I have completed the two special order dolls and a couple other projects.

Here is the “Scrooge” doll, I am loving this little guy! He is from a pattern by “My Primitive Saltbox.” I wasn’t so sure I liked him until he was finished and now I have to make one for me!

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I had to include the picture of his back. He looks like a real grumpy old man walking away!

I also finished the “Santa Shepard” doll, like I said this guy is huge! I love his little sheep, I think I will be making more of the sheep for sure. The Santa is a little pricey to make though, he is made entirely by wool except for his hands and head. The pattern is by Cheswick Co. I gave the sheep rusty nail legs and rusty bells around their necks, they are so cute!

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I also finished the stitchery for the gal at work. I decided after much frustration to make it into a pillow. I searched everywhere for a frame and could not find one that suited it or the right size. I did not have the funds to take it somewhere to be mounted. I love how it turned out though, I put it on my bed and it will make a beautiful bolster type pillow. I stabilized the stitchery to protect it. I ended up soaking it a couple times in water and it was so fragile the thread was coming out more and fading so I did not make anymore attempts to clean it. You can see the size of it in this picture, I have a queen size bed.

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Here is a close up. The fabric I used as the border and backing is one of my favorite Civil War reproduction prints. It is so hard for me to use those fabrics, but the colors were perfect with the colors in the stitchery.

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I also finished up four more pillows for the Rusty Bucket. I have decided from now on I am going to border the smaller pillows in the homespun also. I like that much better.

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Okay I am off, I am on a roll finishing up projects. I have two more very important ones to finish, the baby quilt for a customer and we finally found eyes for Baby Tiger’s "eye replacement surgery”.  She is currently in “Post Op” awaiting my arrival. You can read about Baby Tigers injury here. I have tried to operate a couple times but they were quick fixes that did not work so well.

Try to stay cool, it seems we are all in this heat wave together!  Have a great weekend and I hope you find a little stitching time.

~ Jennifer ~

8 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh Jennifer - I just love them all. Scrooge turned out great - I looked around a bit for a little candle holder...where did you get yours?
The Santa & Sheep are fantastic - I really like them too...and that pillow - wow girl...you do wonderful work.
Enjoy your weekend. Hugs

Christine said...

Fantastic finishes, Jennifer! Love the Santa and sheep!
Best wishes for a cool? weekend!
Christine

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Love your Scrooge, he looks just like him. And your Santa too.

Samelia's Mum said...

The look great. Love Mr Scrooge.

Susie said...

That Scrooge is wonderful, great work. Looks like you have been busy, I need another push right now!!

moosecraft said...

Wow! Scrooge and Santa are gorgeous!!! Scrooge really does look like an old man walking away... lol! The bolster pillow turned out lovely and so did the burlap pillows... you do nice work! :-) Keep cool!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Jennifer,
I just love how your pillows turned out. Great work!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

jennifer768 said...

Love everything! You did a wonderful job on the stitchery from work.She should be so happy with it.Love those pillows too.Hugs,Jen