Monthly Archives: June 2009

New Kitty

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Here’s my latest creation – and it’s all mine!  I love how she came out…and the little vest just cracks me up.  Tell me what you think!

Goofy CatGoofy Cat with Vest

I’m having so much fun making dolls and toys for sale at our local farmers’ market, but I’d been nervous about selling some of my work, because they were based on other people’s patterns (modified by me, but still…). I made the pattern for this little kitty entirely myself.  It’s pretty simple – just a pancake doll (front and back pattern pieces are the same) – but it’s a start.  And its simplicity lets me play with fabric choices.

The vest is knit from one strand Red Heart TLC Essentials and one strand Lion Brand Fun Fur.  Isn’t it cute? 🙂

Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market

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I’m selling stuff at the market this year!  And I’m actually selling stuff!  Like this lovable green dino.  I was actually working on him  when a lady came by with her little boy and girl, bought one of my big dolls for her girl and asked when she could buy the dino for her boy.  Gotta love that!  So, now he’s all set to be reunited with his new owner.  I asked if they’d like a bag for the doll, but the little girl wanted to hold her – her eyes just lit up when I handed her over.  So sweet.

Green Dino among the ferns

Green Dino among the ferns

Freehand chain stitch embroidery spiffs up the basic pattern.

Freehand chain stitch embroidery spiffs up the basic pattern.

Dining on iris leaves.

Dining on iris leaves.

This dino is the same pattern as the fuzzy blue one I made for my son’s birthday.  No teddy bear joints in this guy, though.  He is just leaning on his tail and the iris leaves.