Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tillie The Apple Doll

I have completed my First Apple Doll :)

It wasn't as hard as I thought it might be.
The apple head that I had carved (see picture below in previous post), dried nicely.
I put in black beads for the eyes.
I used watercolor paint for the cheeks, eyebrows and mouth.
I followed the tutorial (see post below for tutorial) to make the clothes.
I have carved hands from another apple that I had dried.
I really enjoyed making this doll, it was a lot of fun!

I have decided that her name shall be "Tillie". A name I have always loved.
:) She looks like a "Tillie" to me.

She has her basket of some stitching supplies, and she has her sign demanding your stash! She is a lady with attitude. :)

Here she is!
"Tillie"!
(you can click on the picture to enlarge it)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Birdie is gone

Our Dear little lovebird "Sunshine" passed away yesterday.
She was a fiesty little bird, but we loved her so very much.
About an hour before she passed, she made kissing noises and said "I love you" in bird talk one last time.
She will be missed so much. She was about 9 years old, and so very pretty.
Raggedy Stitches,
Louise

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Stitching

Hello Stitchers and Friends!

With the Christmas season quickly approaching, I have been busy stitching up some ornaments. I have suddenly fallen in love with Prairie Schooler designs. Unfortunately a lot of the designs I am in love with are out of print. But, Lucky for me, a long time ago a dear stitching friend sent me this beautiful little santa design and I have saved it all these years. I have finally pulled it out and have finally stitched it up!

I came across another beautiful design by The Cricket Collection...
this is a freebie on their site, and can be found if you click here:
FREEBIE
I like the way this one quickly worked up and I think it came out pretty!

I will be baking cookies today and hopefully getting some of my Christmas cards out in the mail. Our daughter has been asking me to make my famous "Orange Peel Christmas Cookies". They are ooooh sooo good, and OOhhhh soooo much work! But I will make them soon, it is a tradition in our house every Christmas time!

Thinking of you all ,
with Raggedy Stitches,
Louise