Sunday, 19 April 2009


I’ve been working on two rag dolls this week. The ‘Tilda’ doll that I made for Katarina for the Easter Swap turned out to be quite popular with a few other ladies who make lovely cards with the ‘Tilda’ rubber stamps and, as a consequence, I have received two orders for a doll and have been busy with those.

So, the only thing that I can show this week is a wall hanging that I started over the Easter break. I’ve used some of the absolutely gorgeous Moda ‘Harvest Home’ fabric, which I just love (a lot)!! I decided to have a go at the pinwheel pattern (that is what it’s called, right?!). I haven’t attempted it before and had thought it would be relatively easy, but, for goodness sake, trying to sew all eight corners together is a bit of a pig (sorry, challenge)!!! Then I’m going to have a go at some proper needle turn appliqué – I’ve only ever done it with ‘Heat n’ Bond’, i.e. no hems and I shall do some simple appliqué on the side borders, but not until I’ve finished my ‘Tilda’ doll orders!!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend - back to the grindstone tomorrow!!!


The sewing room said...

Well you sound so busy,i'm not surprised you had orders for your doll.s they realy are great,happy sewing.

Have a good week best wishes Pat

Simone said...

You do take on some ambitious projects!!! Well done for getting orders for your dolls.

Kerry D-C said...

Julia, this is beautiful! The fabrics are lovely! I am so looking forward to my new dolly! :)

The sewing room said...

You sound fine to me, i hope you enjoy the show.How is your sewing going are you still as busy or will you be able to relax this weekend.