My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My First Doll

This is my first attempt at making a doll from the "Paper Dolls of Old Japan" book I got for Christmas. The measurements were somewhat hard to follow, but I think It turned out nice for the first try. I think for it to look more like the pictures in the book I need to double the measurements for the Hair. It should be a lot fuller (puffier).
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Happy Birthday Noah!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Bookmark and a Wall Hanging

Completed bookmark, has fabric backing and floss fringe.

Wall hanging preview.
I got a new sewing machine so hopefully more unfinished projects will get finished. My old sewing machine was almost 12 years old and well used.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tux Penguin

Free pattern found at

He is made of imitation suede, satin and some kind of double knit.

His eyes are too big.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Banner How To

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Books I checked out of Local Library where:
Mexican Papercutting (contains Butterfly pattern)
Making Magic Windows

Pattern I made for Valentine Banner in earlier post.

Click the link to Flibbertigibbets Photos in side bar to see more banner pictures.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Think Pink

Pink Doll quilt for Grandniece's 1st Birthday.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Paper cut Valentine

I actually cut these out last year, but just strung them together and hung them yesterday.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

New Old Books!

Two New Books With Japanese Themes. I have been wanting to make paper dolls of this type for awhile now and was excited to find a book on the subject.

The Handbook of Designs and Motifs is one I had repeatedly checked out from the local library and just decided I needed my own copy. With almost 7000s design to look at I am hoping for quilting inspiration.

Busy Month!!!!

This has been a busy month. Between the many cases of flu, head colds and strep throat being passed around the family, I did get a little crafting done.

I have returned to working on the one large Cross Stitch project. I had not worked on it since last may or so. The first week of January I worked on the area inside the red oval.

I finally finished the Shrug/scarf. It was a car and away from home project that I did off and on all of last year. It is a Gift that the recipient probably gave up on my ever finishing.
It is all single crochet, in the back loop only. The yarn is a Mohair/acrilic blend .

The last Project before the new year was a Christmas Ornament. Christmas Dust Bunny by Dragon Dreams from the Festive issue of A Needle Pulling Thread.

Christmas Gifts for me. Three De Grazia in Cross Stitch Books!
I plan on finishing the first thing I stitched form them as a bookmark. The title of the chart was "Spring Swing".

A few granny squares to finish off a ball of yarn, and a Bookmark.

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