This is a somewhat small project that I have been working on. I love the free motion quilting I did on this! Have been wanting to try this one out for a while!
Oh, my friend DC has made another appearance! DC? My double chin!! Ha. I went to the Ghala Church last Tuesday to help my friend Julia, Director for the Center for Omani Dress project (COD) sell some items. It was a craft fair. We had a table on the stage where the Priest or Minister preaches. Too funny. I'm never one to miss out on a photo op! I edited it and found out how to add text to a picture! OMG! I hope I don't go overboard with that one! Anyhow, it says, "Mom, this one is for you!" as she is a devout Catholic!
Ali and I have been making dolls for my nieces so MANA (short for hermana or sister in Spanish), if you are reading this; NO DEJES QUE LAS NINAS VEAN!!
First, I had to hand sew down the tip of her hair to her face. It buckled when I machine sewed it on and I did not like it.
*picked the pattern
*copied the pattern and cut out the paper templates
*picked out and put together all the fabric combinations
*CUT my fabric up (hard for me to let him but I DID!!)
*and other things....
*Did all the sewing and er hm; adjusting!
Here he is in action stuffing the doll.
I was too lazy to change the thread the day that I machine sewed the face on and so Ali was never happy with her nose. He said you could not see it. I said put it closer to your face man and he did not buy it so I had to change it.
I took about a million photos but decided to omit the process. I made two noses and he squawked so I had him draw it and then I sewed it on. SUCCESS! It took me a while to get the white starting and ending knots out of the first nose; but I did and did not ruin the fabric or face! Whew!
So here he is, with his Polly all done! He even gave her a little ribbon with bow on the side. Aww...
Stay tuned for this one! This is being massed produced (by three) yesterday morning from the moment that I woke up! Ali had us in my studio for six hours! It was a sweat shop but we enjoyed each other's company. He had a birthday party from 3-5 and then when I got back from dropping him off; I relaxed and watched a bit of the Opening Ceremonies for the World Cup and then sewed a few hexies and ran off to pick him up! By then, I was tired and wanted to hang out and do my thing. We will finish them today.