Wednesday, May 23, 2012

To my followers, I apologize. I am still battling my illness so I have not been posting much. Trying to keep up with most things is keeping me busy, and then I'm tired so I nap. I hope to do some posting real soon. I have some projects lined up, just to be able to get to them is the next thing. Also I am thinning out my doll collection which takes some time away from crafting. because I choose which dolls go and then get them ready for selling. But that is going quite well, little at a time. Well ladies, check back again I hope to be posting more in the near future. Take care, May God Bless, Hugs DeeDee

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just Checking In

I have been hoping to post some but as usual I have been sick again. I have no immune system so I seem to catch all kind of things. I'm beginning to think I should live in a bubble. I have completed some new projects, as my body will allow. I do a little in the morning and then sleeping the afternoon. Hopefully I will be able to do something before Easter and get some posting done. Until next time Take Care and May God Bless.
Hugs, DeeDee

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Latest Projects

Happy St. Patricks Day! Are You Irish?

    Well I said I would be back this week to post so here I am.  Can you believe it is the middle of March already. Where does time go? And we have beautiful weather for this time of year.  It was 76° yesterday and so far 63° today.
     In between running to doctors and hospital I have been busy with projects. To start with I got a new doll and made her a new dress. The doll is a 18 inch Friends Boutique by Madame Alexander. So she has been added to the collection of dolls. Sometime I will have to post pictures of my doll collection. But that is for another day.
     Then the next doll is the last one of my reborn dolls that I have finished. I gave a talk to the local Women's Club about Reborn Dolls and she was one of my examples to show.  The ladies all liked her and the other dolls that I took to show. I was told that they all liked my talk about reborning. That is only my second time for public speaking so I was a little nervous. But it went very well. It's pretty easy when you have a good audience.
     Next up is one of my latest projects that I love doing. My Hubby bought me a new Baby Lock Esante Embroidery machine. I also got a new HP laptop and an Explorations software for making and editing  embroidery designs. Then I connect the laptop to the machine via USB and transfer the design to the machine. Then the machine does the embroidery. The picture above is two Beagles I embroidered on a sweatshirt. the bottom is the finished picture. For my first project I thought it turned out ok.

     This the machine and laptop with the program showing. I have a few new things to talk about and some information on them that I will be sharing with you soon.
    So until next time take care and May God Bless.
Hugs, DeeDee

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Catch You Later

I realize I haven't posted much lately but there has been a lot going on in my life. I have had health problems and my daughter has had health problems. But I will be doing some posting this week now with the Lord willing. So I will catch up with you later. May God bless. Hugs DeeDee.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Moses Basket Liner

I have made a liner for my Moses basket and I am going to explain how easy it is to do. I had 1 1/2 yd. fabric but did not use it all. Items you will need are:
sewing machine
fabric for front
fabric for back
quilt batting
bias tape

First set your basket on the newspaper and trace around the bottom. Then lay basket on its side and trace the shape. Make your patter so it reaches fro middle of one end to the middle of the other end. Mine I didn't so I just added the inches when I cut out the fabric.

Next pin your newspaper pattern on your fabric and cut it out leaving room for seam allowances. Do the same with the batting and the backing fabric.

Now sew the ends closed for the sides of each piece.set in basket and make sure it fits. Next put the 3 layers together, front fabric, batting and back fabric. Now pin the top edge all the way around. Next put in on the sewing machine and with large stitches baste around the top edge.
Now we are going to pin the 3 bottom layers together and then baste them on the sewing machine.

Next we will pin the bottom to the sides.If the basket is larger at the top than the bottom you will want extra room on the sides for a few tucks or darts.

I have a serger so I sewed it on that but it can be sewn on any machine.

Next place the liner in the basket to measure for fit again. Then take out of basket and trim any batting that nay be sticking up past the liner on the top edge.  Now we are going to pin our bias tape around the top edge starting at the foot.  I have chosen a wide bias but you can use what you like. When you get back to the foot with the bias tape cut it leaving about an extra inch and fold that under for a smooth finish.
Next sew your bias in place.

Now put the liner in the basket and mark with pins where you want to put your ribbon ties to secure it to the basket.  I cut 6 - 18 inch lengths of ribbon for my ties. then sewed them down on the outside fabric (backing fabric).Place it in the basket and you have a Moses basket ready for a baby or a doll. Which in my case will be a doll as I collect dolls.
I hope every one has enjoyed this tutorial.
So until next time take care and May God Bless!
Hugs to all, DeeDee

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone. It seems like after Thanksgiving time just flew and it was Christmas before I knew it. I seemed to be rushed. But not this coming year. I am starting my Christmas shopping now. I am going to be ahead of the game this time. I use to be that way so there is no reason I can't do it again.
I have been working on a few projects lately, So will try to post pics and patterns for them this coming week. I am working on some reborn dolls now. I have an engagement to speak to the Women's Club in town at the library in March. So I am preparing my dolls for that. I want to have the re-borning process in different stages for the ladies to see. So I am preparing for that.
I have sewn a few doll clothes for someone to give as a Christmas gift . So I will post pics of those.
So until next time everyone take care and May God Be with you.
Hugs, DeeDee