Friday, January 7, 2011

My latest project.

Hope is the
parent of faith.
-Cyrus Augustus Bartol.

The New Year has been such a relaxing time for us
at home. Lots of sleepy mornings, swimming on hot days
and fun things like being together. The mornings are
fairly quiet with two teenagers nicely sleeping in until later in the day. That quiet time has given me the opportunity to get some housework out of the way and some sewing done before anyone opens their little peepers.

My latest project, one that I have really enjoyed, is now finished. Here they are....

Aren't they fun? I had seen them made years ago and have since made many myself. They are little brooches. I have made them before with Christmas material and given them as gifts to people. The original doll had arms and legs made from buttons. I have made them with buttons before, but then I had later seen them made with beads. I rather like the beads, as I found you would use lots of buttons per doll. So if you were just using what you already had in your stash, you would need about 36 buttons all of the same size. That is a bit tricky to do. The beads on the other hand seemed easier.

As you can see there are many of them. Each of the girls has a pair of knickers on and dresses are made from those strips of material that are just laying around. The faces have just been drawn on using fabric pens. And the cute hair is embroidery thread. You could really use whatever you have on hand. A small safety pin will be added to the back of dolly and away she goes.

I'm thinking they will be donated to the school P & C for their Mother's Day stall....if there is one this year. I have also knitted up some prem baby bootees but the photo didn't turn out very well. I will show them next time.

Well I'm so out of here now, I'm fishing through my bag of scraps to see what's next on the menu. Hmm I think some boys look like they could use some food. Might make a cup of tea now for myself.

Cheers everyone and take care.
Kind regards, Anita.


Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

Very cute,sounds like you are hanging onto your buttons!!!
Have a great weekend.

Micki said...

I absolutely love them all...My favorite of course is the one with the pink hair. Truly so cute!

Quilts And Pieces said...

You make the absolute coolest things! These are adorable!

Beeshebags said...

These are so cute...would make great fundraising fete items hey? Do you know if there's an official pattern for them so I can make some for the local primary school? Hugs Naomi

Karen said...

These are gorgeous, too!


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