Sunday, January 15, 2012

MY CHALLENGE ENTRY

Here is my entry in the Box o'Scraps challenge sponsored by Sissy's Sewing on Facebook. Since I had been making doll clothes for some months, I just stayed in that mode with the scraps I received.

The www.FaveCrafts.com blog hop for this month is "Love is in the Air" and I have decided to add this post because all this doll paraphernalia started with the love for my great granddaughters. I plan to add another post showing some of the other things I was busy making for Christmas. I have 8 great granddaughters and wanted each of them to have several outfits for their dolls including at least one matching for each with her doll-and I did get those done including some furniture for each. So go to www.FaveCrafts.com blog of the month to see what other crafters have done:

Blog Hop Button January Blog Hop: Love is In the Air + Giveaway!  
My how to video on  www.FaveQuilts.com demonstrates how to make continuous prairie points much easier, quicker and more accurate than using the traditional method. Since I was in the continuous prairie point mode, the doll's headpiece just had to be a prairie point crown with hot melt beads to match her gown.

Here is my challenge entry into the Box o' Scrap challenge by Sissie's Sewing on Facebook.
 It is called
"Going To The Patchwork Ball"
I reworked the pattern pieces I had designed to create a gown and robe.
The scraps were sorted into matching groups.
Fabrics for her gown and train are patchwork created from swatches from one color group. [swatches were machine felted onto a scrap base].

The challenge allowed a 1/2 yard we could use from our own stash. I chose  the blue gingham in the sleeves, the crown and the lining for the robe.




Decorative stitching was meandered all over the patchwork. Lace added for ties and hot melt beads for embellishment. The lime green ruffle is one of the scraps, some swatches were also added in the patchwork.


Designing and making doll cloths, accessories, furniture, etc. was the farthest thing from my mind several months ago but it has been an almost full time obsession at times with so many ideas piling up on other ideas. I like simple and easy and plan to get them into pattern form. I have shown many children how to craft and sew. My goal is to keep things simple enough that they can be part of and proud of their own creations, without too much frustration. 

God bless each of you, I hope you enjoy crafting as much as I do.
Carolyn Wainscott