Friday, August 14, 2009

New fabrics and doll patterns

I hope you are enjoying your weekend thus far? I have had a very lazy Saturday morning - enjoying fresh coffee and waffles - courtesy of Mr SUDs! What a lucky girl I am!

Actually, we are a pretty exhausted family as the past couple of weeks have seen us packing, cleaning and relocating Grandparent SUDs into their new home. But yesterday my crafty mo-jo made a comeback and I went fabric shopping!

I've had this pattern for a few weeks now and finally purchased fabrics to make it.

What could possibly 'top' a new doll pattern? A Christmas one, that's what!! he he he...

This little beauty was designed by the very talented Annie Smith of Country Keepsakes. I couldn't find a blog for Annie, but if you are interested, Faerie Noelle can be purchased at The Stitching Post.

And talking of dolls, the lovely Deb from The Angel and the Pukeko contacted me a while ago to ask me if I would like her collection of doll patterns, as she no longer used them. So I now have a few more lovelies in my collection - thank you Deb! xx (She is definitely the 'Angel' out of the duo!! LOL)

While purchasing fabrics, I also picked up these fresh tones for my next original design... so stay tuned!

And last up - this handsome couple are just about to be cut and sewn into a creation for a special birthday girl...

Oh look - you can see where I used to live - that little red blob is England! Can you see my old house? he he he...

I wish I knew the name of this fabric range, it is divine. Wouldn't it make a great travel-journal cover? I will be using it for something 'useful' and will share next week once the Birthday Girl has received it!

Update: This fabric range is called Peace on Earth and is by Three Sisters for... Moda. Thank you Jeanette, for advising us! :-)

Right - I am off to sew! What are you up to this weekend?

Warm wishes! Vikki x


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the map fabric Vikki - it is full of charm and would make a perfect cover for a travel journal or a passport cover. Glad you are finding time to be crafty once again - love all your new fabrics and can't wait to see your latest design!

Karen John said...

Hi Vikki,
Glad for you that the in laws moving is all out of the way(big sneeze) and you can get back to creating,
I am looking forward to seeing your next project.

Karen xx

barb's creations said...

Glad to see you've got your mojo back.I love the travel fabric.I saw that doll at thhe craft show last month and nearly bought it.I think I'll have to visit your friend and buy a copy.
What have I been doing this weekend....tidyiny up my sewing room,it was a BIG mess.I can now see the tables and things are back where they should be.The only problem is I've unearthed all these UFO's that were hiding from me!

Unknown said...

The range of fabrics is called
" Peace on Earth" i love it and have used it before in a quilt.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Fantastic map fabric!!! How sweet is that little doll and more patterns from Deb. Lucky you.

birtyboutique0i0 said...

I've never seen doll patterns. That sounds so fun. Enjoy!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I am glad your in laws are all sorted
moving house is one of the main stressful activities we can do. I cannot wait to see the doll made up, you have chosen delightful fabrics for her, Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next in your stitchery, and the map fabric, WOW!! love it.

Deb said...

Hi Darling Vikki,
You are more than welcome to have the patterns.
The one which you have just bought from Country Keepsakes is adorable. When we had our second weekend away with all of the girls this is the doll I mentioned which I forgot to take a photo of. She is a stunner, I must admit I was really tempted to make her. Love Christmassy dolls.
So great to hear you hace your crafty mojo back hun.

Lucky you being spolit with waffles etc. Send Mr Suds my way for a weekend would you??

Hugs Deb

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That fabric is simply lovely!! I wonder what its called?? I'd love to buy some if you find out. :-)
Deb IS an angel indeed, and that doll pattern - awww, she is too cute for words!!
What a wonderful daughter-in-law you are...your in-laws are blessed indeed!

Jo in TAS said...

Oh we so like the same things, I bought Faerie Noelle too, she's on my to do list, hope to have her made for xmas this year!!
Love all your fabrics too, just gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Great that you have your mo-jo back. Although I don't like to make dolls ( it's so hard to do) I love to watch them. Jippie a new design, I have started stitching your first design, so I looking forward to it. The fabric you are going to use is beautifull. That map fabric is also very beautifull. I will heck it out, if I can buy it somewhere.

Love nad a big hug

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh sweet Vikki I am so glad your sewing mojo is back....I absolutely love that doll and I too will have to visit your friend for a copy ..just gorgeous!!
I really like the map fabric too and like you say would make a great travel journal. Have fun sewing sweetie hugs hugs Vicki

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Vikki,
yeh I just love the map fabric too - you certainly have a busy time planned. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas doll..

Liz said...

I love your Faerie, she is adorable and those fabrics are very Noel. How great are the Brit fabrics.

Anne Thompson said...

you went shopping without me - I'm so jealous!! Only joking, the fabrics you bought are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing what you create, xx Anne

Sharon LF said...

The doll looks really cute...I like the fabric you have chosen.
Adam & Naomi were down from Sydney so it was a pretty busy week-end . Liam adored having his big brother about (his nasty parents refuse to toss him about), so he was in great spirits too. He even said Adam :)
lots of hugs,

Unknown said...

Yes the map fabric would be perfect for a passport cover , I love it ! This from a girl who has never been out of the country , lol !

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the doll pattern and your new fabrics. Look forward to the pattern you are going to design! And the map fabric - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hello Vikki, love the soft colour of your new fabric and look forward to seeing what you design...Warm Regards Lyn


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