Friday, October 16, 2009

Doll Quilt, Dolls, Hot Air Balloons

Another WIP retrieved from the dead letter box, a doll quilt that is finally getting basted. I'm trying to spend a little time each day in the studio doing something, and this neglected project finally got some attention.

Amelia has some wonderful dolls among her Halloween decorations--muslin dolls, painted and varnished, charming little pumpkin heads with raggedy clothing, old-fashioned postcard style. I thought (as I do each October) that I should make some. Haven't made any dolls in a while.

Then quite by accident, I stumbled on The Cart Before the Horse and was enchanted. Visit the Gallery to get an idea of the creative flair this couple have. I love these dolls--the Halloween creatures and Fairy Tale characters are my favorites...or the Circus Folk.

A little hanger cover how-to here at NeedleCrafter.

The weather here this morning is deliciously cool! And the rain has ended! We are especially appreciative of the cooler weather because we're headed to Natchez, MS today. Amelia, Chris, and Bryce Eleanor will drive down later, after work. Erin, Mila, and Max will be driving up from Baton Rouge. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is this weekend, and in addition to the balloon races, there will be some great music. Among the scheduled performances will be Better Than Ezra and Leon Russell.

Gotta' pack.


  1. Gosh--Leon Russell, now that really takes me back to the boneyard.

  2. your little quilts are adorable.

  3. Fiesta - Thanks! I hope I finish it soon!

  4. That looks like fun! Great tunes for sure. That little quilt reminds me of that fun licorice candy, great colors. Hope you had a great time!


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