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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spool Quilt

This quilt pattern is call a spool, because it is a bunch of thread spools.
I had a lot of problems with it, and it's not perfect, but then neither am I.
It measures 61/2" x 51/4". I do not want to do another one. lol. For the most part I like this one, and it would be a lot better if it was a bit bigger, but we were making miniature quilts. So there you have it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Paperdoll Prom

Well, she's ready for the prom in her new gown.
Made from paper and wired ribbon the gown goes all the way around to the back.
The under skirt,{ sewn on the machine, into pleats} is made of a specialty paper from Japan. The overdress is of yellow tissue paper. Wired ribbon accents the top and keeps the dress up and closed in the back.
Perhaps more plain then I had wanted except for the all around look.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The paper doll

This is my finished paper doll. She's ready for her gowns.
I am so glad she's done, and remember just an example for you to look at,
but not to copy. lol.

Completed box

These are the pictures of the completed paper doll box.
Inside with ribbon loops for some of the paper doll clothes on the inside lid.
Box opened
And one of the backdrops inside opened box.
The closer is a ribbon loop with decorations and velcro closer.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Box in it's finished state before it is decorated. Both lids are in place. The shorter lid on the right folds in first, then the lid on the left folds over that. It will have ties to hold it closed after it is decorated. I plan on using scrapbook paper.

Here is a very simple how to on the box. You will have to square up the shape, so all sides are even when folded up at the corners. Please follow the pictures, use making tape to hold folds in place and to hold both lids in place.

Use a metal ruler to make the folds for the sides and the lid flap. You will have to square up the shape and sides so everything will be even. Make sure the sides match when you fold them over the ends.

This is how it will look before you put the lids on.

This is how it will look after the lids are on.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Playing paper dolls

These are some scanns I was given permission to post on line so you may get some ideas for your own gown design. Please take a look, and may these inspire you to create.