My Dear Jane Journal

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


From another issue of Craft magazine. (Aug 1995)

She is supposed to have a jingle bell in her hands.
I followed the instructions, except for the whit ruffle on her dress. it looked a little too stiff so I changed the second round to loops. It probably would have been fine if I had used the called for hook and not one one size smaller (it was already out.)

Monday, November 23, 2009


I did not follow the instructions at all. But I think he looks okay.
I used the pattern pieces provided in the November 1987 Crafts magazine. I did not stuff each section of tail feathers, as if they were pillows. I used a double layer of batting instead.
I added the buttons holding the wings on and made the little hat. The original had a little store bought straw hat.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just a few Matryoshka

This years homemade Christmas Cards. Idea and template found Here.
I made it a little more complex by making the dolls different colors. I cut the paper strips to the correct size rectangle for each doll size. I glued the rectangles down to the plain white card stock. Two cards to a page (because I like to get every inch of use from my paper). I cut out the template and traced around it for each card. I drew faces in the circles of the template and scanned it back in and touched them up a bit. I printed them out 8 sets per sheet. Myra helped by gluing the faces on, after I cut them out. Myra then colored their hair and put blush on there cheeks. I then drew the knots for their kerchiefs.
Noah proudly rubber stamped the back of each large doll, to say "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas."

Friday, November 13, 2009

UFO Friday

70 Santa Head Christmas tree ornaments
I started these a few years ago. I don't think I will cut out so many if I ever mass produce anything else. These added to the ones I had finished makes at least 105.
Edited to add: Today I sewed on 70 jingle bells and the cord loops to hang them. They had been sitting waiting just for those two things to finish them up.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


I am taking an applique break, to knit mitts.
One is finished, one to go.
The second mitt may have a different Mushroom.
Pictured is a Poison Mushroom. (Super Mario)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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