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Crafty Mojo

Ever since I got pregnant, I have been struggling crafty-wise. It was just about all I could do to force myself to work on my brother's quilt. I was just too exhausted to be creative. Well, the fog is starting to lift and I'm getting down to work.

I've had a commission half finished for weeks and weeks now. One of the ladies at work saw the doll and doll quilt set I made Anna for Christmas and she wanted one for her granddaughter. I finished the doll quilt before Christmas-
Doll Quilt
A couple of weeks later I finished the tiny baby dolls-
Bunting Babies
A grumpy baby, a happy baby and a sleepy baby all in their roll-up bed.
And they sat there- just waiting for a mommy doll for almost two months. Friday and Saturday I finally got down to it and finished the set.
Momma Doll
There are a few improvements on Anna's doll. First, she is weighted at the bottom so she can stand up. Second, her arms allow her to hold the baby dolls.
Momma holding baby doll
The whole set is finally done and ready for delivery. Good thing I had until a March birthday to get them finished.
The entire commission

Yesterday I just kept right on crafting. First I needed a new wallet, so I made one.
No Cash Wallet
No Cash Wallet
The pattern is the no cash wallet from Amy Butler's Bend the Rules Sewing. I did have to add to the pattern width wise to git all my cards in.

Then I made a present for the lump, using leftovers from this quilt (which is going to the lump as well).
Puzzle Ball
The pattern is the Puzzle Ball from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. I was worried about everything being really small and fiddly so I upped the size to eight inches across instead of five. It was still pretty fiddly, what with twelve individually sewn and stuffed pieces to put together. I don't think I would have finished it yesterday if it wasn't for Brendan helping stuff most of the pieces. I am very well pleased with how it turned out. I need to just break down and buy this book instead of just checking it out from the library repeatedly. It is fantastic. I want to make just about every project. Maybe with the money from the doll set.

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Donna said…
Those dolls are adorable! Good job on the puzzle ball, too. I make mine so they come apart like a puzzle and sew them entirely by hand. I like making things small, so I challenged myself to see just how small I could get one. Take a look:

http://ddpool.blogspot.com/2007/07/worlds-smallest-puzzle-ball.html

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